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

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. 

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11 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

That first one...win!

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

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

3. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

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

5. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

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

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Face Swap?

7. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

ok, get out.

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

9. Unordinary unregistered

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

10. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 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"

11. KingSam

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Number 1 is genius. I will try it out.

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