Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Tech: PhotoMath App Can Solve Equations Using Your Phone’s Camera

The sharp team behind MicroBlink, the impressive mobile photo-recognition software engine, is now making it possible for you to do your algebra homework with your phone’s camera.

Its new PhotoMath app, announced this week at TechCrunch Disrupt in Europe, can solve arithmetic expressions and simple linear equations simply by “seeing” the problems in your textbook or on your computer screen, the team says.

Just load the app — currently available for iOS and Windows Phone — and point your phone’s camera at an equation. If it’s solvable by PhotoMath, the program will not only provide a solution immediately, but it will also “show its work,” step by step, to explain how the problem can be solved by hand.

The Android version of PhotoMath is coming in “early 2015,” according to the app’s webpage.