Everything You Need To Know About ID Scanner Apps 2019-02-20T14:55:33+00:00

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Everything You Need To Know About ID Scanner Apps

ID scanning is an instantaneous and reliable way to gather personal information from your users, customers and clients. You can use a mobile ID scanner app to read passports, driving licenses and other standardized ID formats. All you need is a smartphone to get started.

Once you include an ID scanner feature in your mobile app, you’ll save resources, reduce data entry mistakes and improve the UX of your app. Scanning is quick, easy to perform and you can do it anywhere.

Best of all, it gives you time to focus on the more important aspects of your app and business. Integrate an ID scanning feature in your app in just a few hours to get started!

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ID Scanners Are Accurate and Secure

Anyline can scan IDs such as driving licenses, passports or even event passes. More importantly, it scans all these IDs with the highest accuracy possible. In laboratory settings, the accuracy of Anyline was +99%.

Improved Data Quality

Mobile scanning also removes human error from your processes, which improves your data quality. Inaccurate data entry is a huge issue when looking at data sets.

According to one study, poor data quality cost brands up to 6% of their revenue in 2015. In a 2016 study, researchers claimed that bad data was costing the US economy €3 trillion. As well as that, a 2017 study suggests that 84% of CEOs are doubtful of the data quality they receive and base decisions on.

With improved data quality, you’ll be able to make more informed and accurate business decisions thanks to your ID scanner app.

Mobile ID Scanning is Secure

On top of being accurate, mobile ID scanning with Anyline is secure. Anyline works offline, meaning none of your data is uploaded to the cloud for processing. Offline scanning means you can scan anywhere, anytime and then upload the results to your database once you find a secure connection.

So you can keep control of all your data while collecting it from anywhere in the world!

Optimized UX

An ID scanner is the perfect tool to replace typing in your ID-related processes. When you remove typing from your mobile app, you’ll deliver a better user experience. Scanning can be up to 20 times faster than typing. So your users will save time and enjoy instant processing.

Plus, scanning works in all conditions so a faster average completion time for onboarding or verification processes should be easier to achieve with scanning rather than typing.

ID Scanners Save Time & Money

Anyline can scan and process ID data in an instant. Once you find a target, you point your mobile device at it and our mobile scanning technology does the rest!

Save Time with Mobile MRZ Scanning

Instant ID scanning and MRZ reading can significantly reduce the duration of your manual processes. It even lets you remove typing and manual data entry from the daily routine of your workforce. This can save you hours of unproductive working time on a daily basis.

Not only are typing and manual data entry time-consuming, they’re black spots for inaccurate data to enter your processes. Removing these black spots will create more time for your workforce to focus on their primary responsibilities.

In addition, a scan can be up to 20 times faster than writing or typing when it comes to documenting a single piece of data. So every scan you perform is a time-saver!

Save Money with Mobile MRZ Scanning

Instant scanning also means that you can incorporate mobile ID reading and MRZ scanning in your real-time processes. This means you can scan IDs at the entrance to an event or a security checkpoint without large setup costs or requirements.

Digitizing your data also reduces costs for resources like paper and storage. With Anyline, your data becomes available for transfer to, and storage in, your organisation’s database as soon as a scan is complete.

You Can Use ID Scanners Everywhere

On top of that, Anyline’s instant ID and MRZ scanning works in any location and under all conditions. Thanks to offline scanning, you can now scan everything you like!

Bring Your Mobile ID Scanner Everywhere

Anyline processes all of your ID scans on your device. This means none of your data is ever uploaded to the cloud for processing. This offline scanning functionality provides increased security. But it also means you can perform scans even when you don’t have an active mobile internet or wifi connection. You can still upload all of your scan data, you just need to find a location with a secure internet connection.

With this advanced agility, your app can be used anywhere to scan IDs. Your workforce can set up impromptu ID checks or your users can register for your service in any location. You can even perform instant ID scans in poorly lit locations thanks to Anyline’s torch activation feature.

Remove Dedicated Devices From Your Processes

Many scanning processes nowadays are completed using dedicated devices. Mobile devices have many advantages over these devices when it comes to scanning. Besides the capability to perform all kinds of scans from the one device, mobile devices can be used to scan anywhere. Dedicated devices are normally situated in one location due to power or maintenance requirements. With the added agility that mobile scanning provides, you can avoid potential bottlenecks in your processes.

In addition, dedicated devices often require special training in order to be operated professionally. Mobile scanning is a simple and intuitive procedure that requires minimal training to perform accurately. So adopting mobile scanning is the perfect opportunity to reduce training and equipment costs while embracing cutting edge technology!


Scalable Capital was founded in December 2014. Their idea was to change the concept of investing and portfolio management and make it applicable to our modern digitized world.

People tend to be cautious when it comes to investing and managing their financial assets. Scalable Capital wanted to remove this caution and help their customers to understand the risks involved in managing a financial portfolio. Their vision was to make investment management as simple as possible.

And at the heart of their vision was the idea that technology can help people every step of the way. In fact, the integration of different technologies in a single app has become the stand out feature of Scalable Capital’s product.

Scalable Capital wanted a technological solution to improve their onboarding process. They thought customers would want to get started as quickly as possible once they downloaded the app. Passport MRZ scanning was identified as one way to reduce the duration of the onboarding process.

Thanks to Anyline, Scalable Capital were easily able to integrate this feature in their app and streamline their onboarding processes. They also include IBAN scanning from Anyline in their app to make banking processes simpler.

Overall, the end result was an improved UX that lead to higher engagement rates and satisfied customers.


Mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones are constantly increasing their capabilities. This has seen stores progressively adopt mobile devices as working tools, replacing costly and cumbersome stationary devices. This ongoing trend has been remarkable during the last five years in the USA, with Europe catching up fast. Nowadays, many merchants don’t even own a till. They’d rather work with mobile devices only.

Global Blue, in line with the times, thought of complying with the current trend. They wanted to develop a solution that would satisfy their customers in the best way.

An Alternative to Stationary Scanners

Global Blue gathers shoppers’ personal information from their passport & credit card. This includes the details of the purchase and amount spent. It then provides the Tax Free Form that’s needed to claim back VAT on purchases when a visitor leaves the country.

With IC2, Global Blue launches a new generation of in-store tax free solutions. This expanded range of features includes IC2 Mobile, their new mobile application.

During development, the vision was to find the best technology that would allow mobile devices to accomplish what stationary devices do. Despite the fact that today’s tablets & smartphones have the same capabilities as PC-based systems, there were still some obstacles to overcome. How can typing errors, that are more likely to occur without a hard case keyboard, be corrected? How can the scanning of passports and credit cards be implemented with a mobile device? And what kind of technology would enable the high quality scanning of the photocopied documents carried by global shoppers?

Scan Passports & Credit Cards with OCR

The IC2 Mobile solution features Anyline as scanning technology. Sales staff can easily capture all details from a traveller’s passport & credit card simply by using the camera included in their mobile device.

Anyline scans the documents, reads them, and is able to automatically complete the Tax Free Form using the provided data. This process avoids tedious and error-prone handwriting or typing. The entire process is complete in seconds and allows both shoppers and merchants to save precious time and nerves.

Additionally, Anyline includes an offline issuing mode. This allows scans to be done, refunds to be calculated and Tax Free Forms to be issued, even if a merchant’s internet connection is lost.

IC2 Mobile from Global Blue is an innovative way to use mobile devices for in-store tax free procedures. Anyline has been chosen because it’s the best, most reliable, and efficient solution to power the application.

Anyline is a Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner, the world wide research institute famous for creating the hype cycle model to predict the maturity of emerging technologies, named Anyline as a Cool Vendor for supply chain execution in 2018.

Gartner Cool Vendors exist across all major areas of technology innovation. Those that stand out, do so because they offer some disruptive capability or opportunity. Anyline has been listed as a Cool Vendor because of their mobile OCR technology. This technology is backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide the most accurate scan possible.

“This is a huge success for us. Gartner are one of the best known research institutes in the tech industry. Their work on the “Magic Quadrant” and the “Hype Cycle” have helped to guide companies for years. Growing enterprises around the world rely on the analysis and reports they provide to choose only the best service providers. To be recognized by them is to receive the gold standard of approval within our field.”

– Anyline CEO, Lukas Kinigadner.

Anyline was recognized by Gartner because our technology supports the digitization of all kinds of data. By removing typing and manual data entry from everyday processes, you can save time, money and resources while also improving your data quality.

Test Your Use Case with the Anyline OCR Scanner App

You can test Anyline’s mobile scanning technology for yourself with our demo App. The Anyline OCR Scanner is a free app available on the App Store and Google Play that will help you to assess your scanning use cases. It includes more than 10 scanning solutions, works offline and has a +99% scan accuracy!


Check it out now and discover the potential to streamline your processes and services with your smartphone!

Try it for Yourself – Start Your Free Anyline Demo Now

Anyline’s mobile scanning technology is available to integrate with your mobile app as a cross-platform SDK. Test out our fully supported solutions on Android, iOS and Windows devices today. Download our SDK and begin your 30-day free trial to see how mobile scanning can revolutionize your services and processes!

The SDK demo includes access to all of the following solutions:

Don’t see a solution for your scanning use case? Get in touch now to discuss your solution!


Create your own ID scanner app with Anyline. Mobile scanning helps you bridge the gap between your analog and digital data. You can optimize time-intensive processes and remove redundant tasks from the daily routine of your business in an instant.

Talk to the Anyline team today and find out how you can save time & money with mobile text recognition technology. Our ID scanning solution is fully supported and ready for deployment in your app!

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