WhoDo iPad generates contacts from keyboard, clipboard, or mic

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Independent development team, Swamp Dog has announced the release and immediate availability of WhoDo iPad 1.0, their new app for Apple’s iPad. WhoDo iPad automatically creates new contract records directly from raw text. There are no forms to fill out or text fields to map, users can generate the source text by entering it from the iPad keyboard, clipboard, or the device’s microphone. 


WhoDo iPad combines the power of data detectors, linguistic taggers, speech recognition, and several specialized databases to extract the personal data from raw text and convert it to a contract record directly on the iPad. Users don’t even need to launch the WhoDo iPad app. Instead, the users can simply select text in any other app on the iPad and then click the iOS “Share” button, then use provided iOS action extension to create a contact directly inside the “Share” UI.

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“In the past, importing contact information into the iPad’s Contacts app was tedious, requiring extensive mapping of text fields to properly import the data,” says Swamp Dog Managing Member Steve Cronin. “But WhoDo iPad imports the correct information directly from the device’s keyboard, clipboard, or microphone.”

Users can customize WhoDo iPad actions by:
* Using either Home or Work for labelling data
* Assigning custom text to the contact Note field
* Recording the date & time of creation in the Note field
* Including the source text in the contact Note field
* Capitalizing Names, Job Titles, and Address components
* Assigning a name prefix (Ms or Ms – it uses an onboard Name database)
* Assigning a nickname (equal to first name)
* Assigning a default area code if one is missing from a phone number (US only)
* Optionally removing a user assignable country code from a phone number

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In addition to working with the Apple’s Contacts app, WhoDo iPad also works with leading cloud-based tools, including: Marketcircle’s Daylite, Salesforce, Microsoft’s Office 365, and Google’s Contacts. WhoDo uses built in OAuth2 capabilities to authenticate with these cloud-based solutions. On first use, users will be prompted to to login to the selected cloud service and grant permission to allow WhoDo to create new contacts. From then on, the app’s built-in OAuth2 client submits new contacts with the required authentication.

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WhoDo iPad also allows users to set repository-specific options when creating contacts.


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