ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK

Point and capture

Add amazingly fast and easy
data input to your mobile app.

Key features


Specific data capture

When described by regular expressions, specific data fields can be automatically detected and extracted in real time. Requested information (for example, total amounts on invoices, email addresses or phone numbers on business cards, promotional codes on vouchers, or other data fields) can be obtained immediately, even if they are part of larger text areas.


Text detection from video stream and photo library

When pointing the smartphone’s camera at text, the technology is continuously recognizing the text from the ‘live’ video stream. This enables instant recognition of text on documents or objects without the need to take a picture. Also the capability to recognize text from images saved within the photo library of the mobile device.


63 OCR languages

Text recognition in 63 languages allows for the quick creation of mobile apps for international business organizations as well as consumer travel apps.


OCR for iOS and Android

Usage of toolkits from one OCR vendor leads to consistent functionality and comparable recognition results for both the iOS and Android platforms.


MRZ support and data capture from IDs

Built-in support for capturing MRZ information, coupled with the ability to capture personal information from ID documents such as passports, ID cards, driver’s licenses and other sources, helps create mobile apps with fast personal data entry and identity verification.


Business card recognition

Ready-to-use business card reading functionality allows automatic and convenient extraction of contact data from business cards by simply pointing the camera on the card to use within your mobile CRM or lead management app or for customer onboarding.


Text capture from objects

Text on objects such as street signs or license plates can now be easily captured. Intelligent algorithms enable quick text detection and produce highly accurate recognition results, even when the mobile device camera is in poor lighting and angle conditions*.


Bank card recognition and IBAN capture

Built-in support for the detection and extraction of IBAN and bank card numbers opens up endless possibilities for mobile banking apps. With SDK integrated, smartphone cameras just focus on the IBAN code or bank card number, and the data is instantly detected and transferred into the mobile banking app.


Instant translation

Developers can create apps that instantly translate words viewed through smartphones or tablets in real time. The dictionaries with menu lexis and some general lexis are included and allow instant translation with no internet connection**. The translated text will replace the original text on the camera preview screen, giving the user a ‘real-live’ translation experience.


Highly accurate OCR results

The SDK is based on premium ABBYY text recognition technology, acknowledged by major software developers and used on 100M+ devices worldwide by enterprise companies, and ultimately consumers. By extracting text from several video stream frames and combining the recognition results, the highest OCR quality can be achieved, even when extracting text from complex backgrounds.


Cross-platform integration

With the ABBYY Real-Time Recognition SDK Cordova Plugin, you can save time and development resources. The Cordova Plugin allows you to integrate Real-Time Recognition features like Text Capture and Data Capture among others into cross-platform apps based on the Apache Cordova Framework.

*The technology can detect and recognize text on objects that are viewed through the camera even if the angle of view is distorted. Distortion effects up to 45° on both the x-axis and the y-axis can be filtered out and the text recognized with a high accuracy.

**For translation of other topics, own dictionaries can be included. Please see the translation directions for available dictionaries

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