Since I've been asking a lot of questions about the app, I figured I'd offer everyone my preliminary conclusions about how effective each of its functions are.
Short Text: This has proven really handy for certain things, especially getting an idea of what a document is likely to be or sorting through things that feel identical. I don't usually get very accurate results; oftentimes it will read some text coherently but a lot of gibberish. Nevertheless, I've been able to make good use of it. Document: I would say this is just below KNFB Reader in effectiveness. Right now I'm glad I have both. When Seeing AI works, it works really well, and it's extremely helpful to have it maintain the format of a document. It seems to have the most trouble with smaller, non 8x11 documents like receipts. Useful, but still has a ways to go. Product: I have had virtually no luck with this at all. Typically the result I get is a series of rapid beeps, and no matter which way I move the camera after that it will never scan the actual bar code. And unlike the document channel, it doesn't give any indication of where I need to move the camera. I've typically used short text if I need to try and see what a product is, though I often can't get a lot of the nutritional information. Person/scene: These still seem like semi-novelties to me, but they both work surprisingly well. The best use I get out of them is examining photos that I receive from other people or see on Twitter. It can be a nice aid in figuring out what the photo likely is. I have also found the short text function works well for recognizing text embedded in screenshots. So, all in all, the best Seeing AI function seems to be recognition of electronic photos. The short text and document functions need a lot of work to really be usable in everyday situations, and the product channel is currently completely useless (forget even getting beeps when trying to recognize a can of some kind.) If anyone has disagreements I'd love to hear them. -- The following information is important for all members of the V iPhone list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate, please contact the owners or moderators directly rather than posting on the list itself. Your V iPhone list moderator is Mark Taylor. Mark can be reached at: mk...@ucla.edu. Your list owner is Cara Quinn - you can reach Cara at caraqu...@caraquinn.com The archives for this list can be searched at: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/ --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "VIPhone" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to viphone+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/viphone. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.