Beyond OCR API - Captricity's Data Capture API Now Publicly Available

October 31, 2012 by Andrea Spillmann

We are happy to announce today that, after an extensive private beta, our API is freely available to the public. The just-launched RESTful API can pull images or PDFs of paper documents from almost any source and push digital data into databases, websites, and apps. Captricity's unique service blends advanced computer algorithms and real human work to quickly and accurately capture digital data from paper, making this far more than just an OCR API service.

Many of you have already benefited from Captricity's web-based service. A recent suite of integrations with cloud-based services have helped Captricity fit more seamlessly into many of your workflows. The API takes that one step further, allowing Captricity to integrate seamlessly into existing workflows.

Would you like to use Captricity's API to create an integrated end-to-end processes bridging paper-based workflows and digital data processing in your business or organization? Find full documentation here, or sign up here. We're also always happy to speak more - email us at with any questions or to set up a time to chat more.

Captricity’s API will be put to its first test this weekend at the Code for America hack-a-thon, where CfA fellows, members of the CfA Brigade, and a  community of programmers focusing on civic technology and open data initiatives will come together to hack on Captricity’s API and open data sets. Stay tuned for updates on some of the excited new applications to come out of that!

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