Sumocat from GottaBeMobile posted about of how he used RedLaser to organize his office by cutting the clutter of loose books. The before/after image he included with the post was so cool that we couldn’t help from posting it here as well.
I grabbed a book, scanned its barcode, put it in the box, then confirmed the search results matched. … Once I filled a box, I numbered it, emailed the list to my work email, and cleared the list for the next box.
Check out the imagery. The only thing that could be better than the super RedLaser arrow with drop shadow would be a timelapse video showing the the whole process.
What I really like about this is that this is exactly the organization system I’d like to use for all sorts of physical items, like massive (print) photo collections, and souvenirs that you don’t want to throw away but also really don’t want to waste shelf space for. The challenge is speeding up the electronic cataloging process so that it’s easy to do this. Thanks for showing us how RedLaser can help with that!
We believe that the future of mobile search is visual – using the camera in your mobile device to to get information about any object or landmark in your vicinity with no typing necessary. Not only will we recognize things via the camera, we’ll be doing it in realtime and overlaying results in augmented reality fashion. We launched our first mobile visual search application, RedLaser, about a month ago.
Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve released RedLaser 2.0, which lets you scan barcodes in realtime. This means you don’t have to take a photo, just hold it over a barcode and we scan it from the video feed. It’s available on the App Store, and we’ve cut the price temporarily to $0.99.
Here is RedLaser 2.0 in action:
Currently the realtime mode only works on UPC barcodes (which is most barcodes in the US), but we’ll be adding EAN (books/European barcodes) support soon. We’ll also be releasing a new version of our SDK that gives developers access to the new mode.
Barcodes are just the beginning, look for more mobile visual search technology from Occipital soon.