First, I agree with the sentiment that additional focus is needed on existing features and recent Feature Requests. Please, we need these features to be as spotless as possible.
I think most are responding from the perspective of creating new apps from scratch.
However, there is a huge market for conversions. If you think that many businesses are NOT using paper anymore then you MUST think they are using software (but see last comment). A lot of those businesses having aging software looking to migrate to something fresh and new. And most of those, I’ll wager, use both software AND paper.
I tend to think bigger picture. What if the feature described here could be extended to use screenshots from older computer systems in addition to paper forms?
Then the process could take care of a major portion of a migration with just a few keystrokes. Will it produce an end result…no. Will there be customization and movement of columns to fit a new structure…of course. But in large systems, it can save hours upon hours of normal migration work.
If you take all of the above away, I see this functionality being just as useful as creating a sheet with my tables and columns and then creating the app from that. I’m sure we all use that feature? This is one step further, you simply show an image and the sheet is created for you, the app is created for you, OCR rules are established. I think it is an invaluable step towards an even easier way to create apps for many.
By the way, I have done some research for marketing purposes on businesses still using paper as the primary documentation system. It will probably blow your mind how many still do!! Look it up!