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AlchemySnap: Print, Point, Shoot, Search

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. phandroid

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    Have a printed article or piece of information in front of you and want more information about relevant topics in the article? Now you can use an application called AlchemySnap to take a picture of a printed article using your phone and their server processes this information, displaying the most important search terms for you [...]

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  2. Ageless Stranger

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    I have been looking forward to this ever since I first saw a screenshot on here a few days back, I eagerly downloaded it and rushed for some printed text. My first attempt yeilded zero results, as did my second and third attempt. So far not so good I'm afraid. Overall I have been disappointed, but I won't give up yet, there must be something I can scan for it to recognise, unless the accent of the British text is fooling it.

    Edit: I will try different font sizes, font types when I get home. I have a bunch of different newspapers and magazines at home. I am sure it will work, I have faith in this app.
     
  3. Phases

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    Did you try to Scan the PC Screen with the app?
     
  5. Ageless Stranger

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    I forgot to mention my first attempt caused a Force Close on me (I held the camera button down for too long and Booom!). I won't be uninstalling like a lot of people do, I will keep it and wait for some updates and keep testing. This is one app I want to keep
     
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    No, I forgot all about that. Thanks for the reminder

    First time I scanned this message I am half way through typing (it managed to find the word "bedded").
     
  7. justjimjpc

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    LOL leave it to you to come up with that .... at least it wasn't brothel :rolleyes:
     

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