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These 5 apps use your smartphone's camera to do pretty awesome things

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These 5 apps use your smartphone's camera to do pretty awesome things
Image recognition is a wonderful thing! It lets clever app developers take advantage of your smartphone's very capable camera to photograph and parse information from physical sources, such as a piece of paper, an urban sign, a label, an advertisement, or whatever it is that's occupying your attention at the moment.

This information then gets used to accomplish all sorts of fancy things! For example, we have an app that solves complex math problems by just photographing them. Or one that lets you send photo and video reminders to people's iPhones. There's also one for splitting bills at a restaurant, one for monitoring your skin condition, and even a wine selection app that gracefully guides you inside the vast world of wine. 

Check them out!





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posted on 15 Mar 2016, 10:49 2

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 2142; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


That first one...win!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:00

2. Ordinary (Posts: 2358; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Yep, and its made by devs in my country :D

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:11

3. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


No, thanks. Any camera App other than Samsung's, makes the camera go to crap!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:49

5. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


the purpose here is entirely different and Samsung's app doesn't have the functionality of the aforementioned app in pic #1

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:54

6. xondk (Posts: 1598; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I don't know, its a nice feature for some stuff, but it at least in my eyes seems to be something that kids would install and use to cheat, which is only cheating themselves in the long run.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 11:11 3

4. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Face Swap?

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 12:41 1

7. jas0n (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


ok, get out.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 14:36 4

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1309; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Google Translate should be in that list. There's a feature that you can use the camera to translate typed text from one language to another.

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 15:56

9. Unordinary (Posts: 1960; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


It should. I remember Google buying that app/company last year or so. It was great and came in handy in Quebec!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 18:57

10. joevsyou (Posts: 850; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


tab... There is nothing hard about splitting a bill, divide the number of people and DONE!

If you can't do that, then simply ask for two checks.

If someone wants to be nice and offers to pay for dinner, the other should step and say "Hey i got the tip"

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 20:25

11. KingSam (Posts: 287; Member since: 13 Mar 2016)


Number 1 is genius. I will try it out.

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