Some of you may have experienced using ShoZu, a third party application that allows us to send pictures, videos and music from our S60 phones to various blogging services, including Flickr and YouTube. Last Tuesday, ShoZu announced cooperation with Qipit to allow S60 phone users capture and share digital documents.
Qipit, the first consumer service for turning any written or printed information into a clear, crisp digital copy that can be stored and shared on the go, and ShoZu, the leading free service for quickly and easily accessing, saving and sharing photos, podcasts, videos and music, today announced the integration of qipit with ShoZu Share-It for camera phone users.
How does it look like in reality? The pictures below show an example. The left picture shows the original image captured from Nokia N73. The left picture shows the document generated by Qipit. This document is one page from Bruce Eckel’s Thinking in C++ book which is available on the Internet for free.
Not bad, isn’t it? We can now use our S60 phones as document scanner…
How can we do that?
- Firstly, you need ShoZu account and Qipit account. ShoZu service is free. If you are new to ShoZu, read my previous blog. Qipit has a limited free service that allows us to upload 100 documents. They are planning to introduce premium service in the future.
- Secondly, you need to activate your ShoZu and Qipit account. Activating ShoZu is done via the application on the phone. Activating Qipit is done via by clicking a link from their email confirmation.
- Before capturing any documents, you need to add Qipit as one destination on your ShoZu. To do this, launch ShoZu and select Share-It | Destinations. Next, select Options | Add new destination | Qipit. Enter your user name there.
- Now you are ready to capture and send documents to Qipit. Once you take picture, you can send it to Qipit server. After that, you will receive the result in PDF format via email.
Compatible devices: S60 2nd, 3rd, Nokia Nseries, Nokia Eseries.