Camera phones as barcode readers: increased buying power

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  1. Jan says:

    that really is amazing. i had the idea to write a price comparison for the iphone with barcodes when they started the app thing, but i soon found out that the cam sucks.

    what would be nice to do with camera smartshones next:

    have a real time combination of text recognition and translation. so when you are in a foreign country you point your cam at some sign, if recognizes the words, sends them to the google translate api (they must have one) and returns you the translated words. i think there would be a real demand for that and most signs use pretty average letters, so OCR on them should not be too hard. i know evernote does something like that already with safed images, so maybe they will be the first to come up with something like that.