3. Premium Feature Preview: Business Card Scanning
Evernote Hello now has a really great Premium feature: Business Card Scanning. For the next couple of months, we’re making this feature available to everyone free of charge. You can try it from the Add Contact menu. Follow the on-screen guides when taking the photo—for best results, keep your phone at a slight angle. As soon as the photo is taken, Evernote Hello corrects any skew and recognizes all the key fields on the card to create a complete profile of the individual. If the email address matches an account on LinkedIn or Facebook, then the app will pull in a photo and other relevant information.
4. Hello Connect
The most magical of our new features, Hello Connect lets you exchange contact info with groups of Evernote Hello users of almost any size instantly through the use of audible tones. It completely eliminates the need for lengthy introductions at the start of a business meeting or meetup. Here’s how it works. Have everyone in the group launch Evernote Hello on their iPhones. When everyone has the app running, one person taps on Hello Connect from the Add Contact menu. That’s it. You’ll hear the tones play in a call-and-response style and, in seconds, everyone will be connected. If your environment is too noisy or you don’t want to disturb the people around you, switch to manual mode and share the Connect Number with everyone in your group.
Emphasis added mine. These two features in particular have been incredible to work with over the past month or so. Use Connect to immediately "meet" a group of people and collect their business info--if you're running a seminar, you can connect with everyone in the room in a single moment. Using the Business Card Scanning, you immediately integrate their card info with live social media info, meaning that data from that meeting is as fresh as it gets.
All good stuff. For the complete story, visit the Hello 2.0 announcement on our blog.