An App That Brings Photos To Life (See Video!!)
One of the largest British software companies, Autonomy, has created an application that brings visual recognition to new heights. The application, called Aurasma is designed for the iPhone/iPad but will have Android support in the near future. The app works once you point your camera to a static object, the camera then recognizes the image and pulls a relevant video from its database to match what you are viewing. The application can recognize up to 500,000 images and will be available free of charge.
Imagine you are in a store and you want to know more information about the product you are looking at or you simply want to see how their advertising is by viewing a quick commercial. The video brought isn’t always commercials though, sometimes it is a video supplement to a newspaper article you are reading, or an action video if you’re reading about a video game. Just point your smartphone towards the object with the application running, take a snapshot, and view a commercial right then and there on your mobile device.
This is a higher step in the information sharing era, and there is no telling how many possibilities may arise from this software. The only limitation is that the iPhone 4 barely has enough processing power to run the application, so perhaps future versions could either be “lighter in weight” or we will have to wait for cell phone manufacturers to build more powerful phones. The application will be available for apple devices next month with Android support coming soon! Check out the video to get a demo of this app!