We're getting some great reviews from bloggers on our newly released free iPhone app -- SnapTell's Explorer for the iPhone.
AppVee posted a video review on YouTube:
2 Cents posted this review:
SnapTell is a free iPhone app that… Well here’s the description:
Snap a picture of the cover of any Book, DVD, CD, or Video game and within seconds see a rating, description and links to Amazon, Wikipedia, IMDb and more. If you like the item, click on a link to buy it right away.
CogDogBlog reviewed the app, and added some interesting thoughts on image recognition app use in educational/museum settings:
I’ve been playing a little with the QRCode readers like NeoReader on the iPhone, especially in Japan, where there where QR codes in the newspaper, on stores, on public signs, but its a challenge because you have to get a square on framed shot, it’s hard to get a good photos of the small ones. It takes too much effort.
So I gave SnapTell a quick test last night, taking a picture of a paperback that has been traveling with me, so its front page is curled and torn, and I took this photo under room light, what I would call non-optimal photo conditions. So I took the image in the SnapTell app, clicked “use photo” and within 5 seconds it correctly identified it. 100% correct as Anything for Billy by Larry McMurtry. More than linking to Amazon, it ferrets a relevant link in Wikipedia to the author plus a link to a preset Google search (and Yahoo) for more information.
Thanks, everyone! And if you haven't tried SnapTell's Explorer for the iPhone yet you can download it for free here, from the app store.