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Extract data off a card via a picture

Has anyone tried to use the image uploader with a phone or tablet to pull the numbers off a card and fill them into a input (store in database)… I was thinking there are lots of cool things we can use this for beyond just capturing credit card info like Uber and other apps do…

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You could probably implement the Ocrad.js library via a plug in.

http://antimatter15.com/ocrad.js

I was going to have a go, but then thought I wasn’t ready to get sucked into and distracted by the world of plug-ins just yet!

Maybe something for the Croppie author @mishav to have a go at!

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@mishav is a champion! Misha, have you thought about this?

Haha, the thought about doing client-side OCR in a plugin … resembles a nightmare about being trapped in spaghetti, without a fork.

Reading the articles relating to @DaveA’s link:
https://antimatter15.com/project/ocrad-js/
http://antimatter15.com/ocrad.js/demo.html

The two implementations look only vaguely accurate, and “the good one” Tesseract using a neural net sounds too large to run on a client.

Probably have better luck finding an OCR API.

Edit: there is a javascript port of Tesseract, so yes, it may be doable:
http://tesseract.projectnaptha.com/

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hi @mishav , can you explain how can I use it in Bubble?
thanks!

There’s a basic sample here, include in a HTML element:

https://github.com/naptha/tesseract.js/blob/master/examples/file-input/basic.html

Remove the src script, and instead on page html add the src to the cdn as mentioned here:

You could then put the resulting text to a Bubble value using the Toolbox : )

I haven’t tried it, looking forward to see if you can get it to work.

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Thanks @mishav!

On the subject of ocr, found this api yesterday! One call later im reading pdf’s and images back into to bubble in less than 8 seconds…

https://ocr.space as usual grab a free api key :slight_smile:

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@jarrad cool, can you share more screenshots on how to install it in Bubble?

@lior.desk no problem i will do it up as a plugin now. Cheers

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