PhotoMath uses your phone's camera to solve math problems
posted by Alan F. / Oct 21, 2014, 3:56 PM
Versions of the app are now available for free in the Windows Phone Store, and in the Apple App Store. Android users will have to wait until early next year to download PhotoMath. The company behind the app, MicroBlink, had worked on PhotoPay. Take a picture of a bill using the camera on your phone, and the money is zapped out of your bank and is used to pay the bill. The technology was licensed to 14 banks in Europe.
While MicroBlink has a number of possible applications for its technology, getting thousands of students to test out their technology for free is a brilliant strategy. We should add that the app works only with printed equations, and does show you how to solve certain math problems step by step.
PhotoMath is a dream come true for those who just can't grasp math, or feel that they have better things to do with their time than solve pointless math equations. Click on the video below to see the app in action.
source: PhotoMath (iOS|Windows) via TechCrunch
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As if the education system wasn't bad enough...
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:02 PM 3
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Where was this app back in my high school days =( p.s.: Why is this NOT on Android T_T
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:16 PM 5
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i'm starting to think this is one giant conspiracy by Google and Apple to turn us all into idiots while they take over the world with math science and automation
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:19 PM 2
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Nothing wrong with using this to check your answers and see the steps in easy detail, so you can learn from them.
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:26 PM 0
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This my friends is why America is in the bottom of the list in math and science. Over half of my Chemistry department are international Europeans, Africans, and Koreans.
posted on Oct 21, 2014, 4:49 PM 3
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