Qipit Makes College Life Easier by Turning Camera Phones into Portable Scanners for Classroom Whiteboards and Notes
Oversleep and miss your 8 a.m. psychology lecture? Copying notes from a classmate is no longer a problem with Qipit, a free, online service that turns handwritten or printed documents into clear, crisp digital copies.
Qipit works with any camera phone or digital camera, and allows users to transform any physical documents – from notes and flyers to classroom whiteboards or magazine articles – into scan-quality copies that users can securely share or conveniently store as digital documents.
“I recognized Qipit’s value for students out of a real-life experience,” said Benoit Bergeret, CEO and president of Qipit, Inc. “My daughter’s friend called in a panic – she had missed class and needed to get a copy of the notes that night. We don’t have a scanner, but I let my daughter use Qipit. At that moment I realized how useful Qipit’s service could be for students to capture and share written notes – without giving up their notebooks!”
Students simply take a photograph of a piece of handwritten or printed information and send the resulting picture to http://www.qipit.com. Qipit’s patent pending ink-extraction technology then automatically transforms it into a high contrast, easy-to-read digital copy or “qipit” that can then be stored or shared online.
Unlike a photograph of a document, which appears as a dark, low contrast picture, Qipit’s scan-quality “qipits” are clear ink-on-white digital copies of the original documents. A qipit digital copy can be easily read, printed, faxed or posted on a blog or website. In addition, qipits can be made public and shared via a URL link to the original document – great for collaboration on group projects.
“My friends and I always trade notes – to make sure we didn’t miss anything important for a test or because we totally missed the class,” said Leah Weinstein, a senior at UC San Diego. “Qipit is great for note sharing because it’s a fast and easy way to get the notes to everyone – saving me time so I can focus on other things.”
Qipit turns camera phones and digital cameras into mobile copy centers so people can turn photographs or written and printed materials into scan-quality digital documents they can share and store on the go. Based on advanced, patented image processing technologies developed by Realeyes3D, Qipit provides consumers with convenient communications services that enhance and enable their increasingly mobile lifestyle. Qipit, Inc., is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, and is a wholly owned affiliate of Realeyes3D S.A.