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Incredible Ways to Use Smartphone Camera

Let me ask you a simple question for what purposes you use your smartphone camera? The Answer is simple to shoot photos and record videos. Well, that is not it. You can use your mobile camera for other numerous ways. There are other Incredible Ways to Use Smartphone Camera.

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Your phone’s camera is a powerful tool, capable of far more than regular picture-taking. With the right apps, your phone can absorb visual information and use it for everyday tasks. You can conduct searches, tackle a shopping list, read a foreign language, or solve math problems, all with a lens the size of a marker tip.

What is your camera actually capable of? Here are five unexpected ways to use your smartphone camera.

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Use as a Visual Search Engine

Search the physical world. Camfind, one of the world’s first successful mobile visual search engine, allows you to search for anything from your mobile phone just by taking a picture.

* Internet Search Results
* Related/Similar Images
* Price Comparisons and Online Shopping
* Related Places and Address Finder
* Film Poster/DVD Recognition
* Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Text

* Ability to upload and save images to or from Camera Roll
* QR and Barcode Scanner
* Language Translator
* Voice Search
* Text Search
* VoiceOver compatible
* And much more…

Use as a Homework and Assignment Helper

Take a PHOTO of your homework question or math equation and get INSTANT explanations, videos, and step-by-step help with Socratic. And yup—it’s 100% free, NO in-app purchases.

Supports ALL subjects, including Math (Algebra, Calculus, Statistics, Graphing, etc), Science, Chemistry, History, English, Economics, and more.

~~ How it works ~~

Take a picture of a homework problem and our AI (Artificial Intelligence) instantly figures out which concepts you need to learn in order to answer it!

Socratic’s AI combines cutting-edge computer vision technologies, which read questions from images, with machine learning classifiers built using millions of sample homework questions, to accurately predict which concepts will help you solve your question.

Socratic’s team of educators creates visual, jargon-free content. The best online videos are curated from sources like Khan Academy, Crash Course, and more.

Whether doing HW for Biology, Algebra, US History, or Chemistry, Socratic can help you learn better and faster!

Use As Photo Food Tracker and Calorie Counter

Bitesnap is a fun and easy way to track what you eat. It saves you time by recognizing what’s on your plate. Keeping track of your diet has never been this easy. Bitesnap figures out the foods in the picture, letting you track calories and nutrients without the hassle of entering items by hand. Ditch your text log and get the full picture of your diet by seeing what you eat.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, eat more healthily, or just want more insight into your diet, Bitesnap can simplify your life by making logging a breeze!

Log your meals in seconds with our advanced image recognition
– Track calories, macros, and micronutrients
– Stay on track with customized targets based on your weight loss goals
– Log past meals in a single snap with past meal recognition
– Scan barcodes for packaged products
– Quickly copy frequently eaten meals with our smart suggestions
– Share your log with your trainer or nutritionist with free export to CSV
– Keep a visual diary of your meals

Use As a Translating Tool | Incredible Ways to Use Smartphone Camera

With Menu Snap, you can now search and translate your food menu items easily even if it’s in a foreign language. Don’t know how to type that foreign text into your phone for a quick Google Search?

Use Menu Snap to snap a photo of your menu and we will process the menu items for you using optical character recognition. Scanned menus are presented in a user-friendly layout for users to click and explore.

Simply Search & Translate the items on your menu to get a good idea of each food item.

Search brings up rich imagery and descriptions to help you better understand what’s on your food menu. Translate localizes the food menu item and description for you so you can understand it in your native language.

What you can do with Menu Snap 

Scan a menu with your camera
Scan a digital image of your menu
Bring up rich image search results
Translation support for 50+ languages
Save your menus for future reference
Beautiful Material design animations.

It’s so much more convenient than having to Google search for your food items one by one.  Menu Snap makes all that information about your food one tap away from you. Start using it when you visit that shiny new restaurant in the neighborhood, scan all their food names, learn how they look like and how to translate each of your food items to over 50 languages and then give us your feedback!

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the app use a lot of data?
A: No it minimizes data usage by compressing the image and preloading only thumbnail images of the food items.
This gives a confirmed data usage of ~200kB for scanning each menu.
In our testing, the average user would only use ~700kB per menu to get all the info he needs at the restaurant.
In other words, its negligible compared to your Facebook or Instagram usage.

Q: What are you guys using for the OCR service?
A: We are using the Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs. More specifically it is the computer vision API powered by Microsoft’s machine learning backend.

Q: How does the OCR perform under poor conditions? (blur images, dark lighting)
A: Like any other OCR service, MenuSnap requires a menu image of decent quality to provide a good scan of the menu. The OCR quality gets better with the image quality of the menu photo.

Q: How many languages can the app translate into?
A: We are using Bing Translator API which provides translations into 50+ languages. However, some of these languages are not supported by Android so do report back if there are any issues with translations into your language.

Use as a Calculator | Incredible Ways to Use Smartphone Camera

Simply point your camera toward a math problem and Photomath will magically show the result with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Photomath provides:
∙ Camera calculator
∙ Handwriting recognition
∙ Step-by-step instructions
∙ Smart calculator
∙ Graphs (NEW)

Photomath supports arithmetics, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequalities, quadratic equations/inequalities, absolute equations/inequalities, systems of equations, logarithms, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives and integrals.

5 Incredible Ways to Use Smartphone Camera

All Important Download Links

Socratic – Math Answers & Homework Help:

CamFind – Visual Search Engine:

Bitesnap: Photo Food Tracker and Calorie Counter (Beta):

Menu Snap – Food Search:


Naeem Javid

Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Deputy Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu ( Forestrypedia (, All Pak Notifications (, Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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