written by
Ashish Dubey

How to use Power App AI Builder Business Card Reader Prebuilt Model?

Power Platform 1 min read , July 21, 2020

In this article, I would like to show you how easy it is to create a Power App to read business cards using readily available AI Builder prebuilt productivity model in Power Platform.

What is a Business card Reader model?

As per Microsoft docs,

You can use the business card prebuilt model to extract information from business card images. If it detects a business card in the image, the AI model extracts information such as the person's name, job title, address, email, company, and phone numbers.

Supported language, format, and size




  • JPG
  • PNG
  • BMP


6 MB maximum

Model output

The business card model extracts a lot of information from an input image. Given below are the most important ones that are usually stored as contact information:

  • Full Name
  • Company Name
  • Job Title
  • Full Address
  • Website
  • Email
  • Mobile Phone

Sample Business Card Reader Power App

We will build a simple one screen Power App where a user will be allowed to select a business card image. As soon as the user makes this selection, the Power App will extract the information that we will display in labels.

Business Card Reader Power App

Business card reader Power App

Follow the instructions below to build and test this sample Power App in your own environment.

  1. Download the app and attached documentation from Modern Work Store for free.
  2. Import the attached Power App into your environment.
  3. Edit the Power App in the designer


In this article, we saw how to use business card reader component, which is a readily available AI Builder prebuilt productivity model in Power Platform.

While the possibilities are endless, I hope this article and attached sample Power App encouraged you to start exploring AI builder capabilities. This solution can be easily extended using Power Platform and other Office 365 services, and I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

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Stay well and happy Power Apping...! 👍🏼

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