Point and Call is a free app with a rather nifty idea. Most of us hardly ever use our dialler, except to call numbers we do not have in our phone book, often read from business cards, leaflets and other printed media.
Point and Call aims to free us from even that chore by using the device camera and OCR to read the numbers, as demonstrated in the video above.
Unfortunately in reality it is a bit hit and miss, and the app could do with a lot more polishing, for example having a difficult job reading numbers not in black or white, and the numbers being difficult to edit if read incorrectly.
Hopefully the developer can take this promising idea to the next level and finally retire the dialler to history.
The free app can be found in Marketplace here.