This morning Kofax announced it had made a $500,000 investment in MobiFlex, which develops the ViziApps set of tools for mobile application development. Kofax has also signed an OEM, whereby, “MobiFlex has granted Kofax the ability to ensure its exclusive global right to this technology for document centric mobile capture applications.”
According to the press release, “The OEM agreement provides Kofax with the basic software tools and infrastructure needed to develop, market and deploy mobile capture applications for customers wishing to utilize smartphones and tablet computers as ‘point of origination’ gateways into their Kofax solutions.” Said Kofax CEO Reynolds Bish, ” Our customers have expressed a great deal of interest in these capabilities for some time now and we’re excited about being able to meet this demand with the release our first mobile capture software products during the first calendar quarter of 2012.”
ViziApps has apparently been used for both Android and iOS apps.
Coincidentally (or maybe not so coincidentally), MobiFlex was founded by Michael Kuperstein, who also apparently founded Symbus, and early automated data capture pioneer utilizing OCR in the document imaging industry. Symbus was acquired by Bish’s TextWare back in the the mid-1990s – before I even got into this industry. They came together to become FormWare, which eventually became Captiva.