Face Recognition iPhone App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Chrislove22, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Chrislove22 macrumors newbie

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    This iPhone app called Skakash (http://igg.me/at/skakash/x/2335954) uses face recognition. First app like that I've heard of since Facebook bought face.com last year. This one recognizes celebrities on TV. Thoughts?
     
  2. Chrislove22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Quick followup. Apple Magazine gave it favorable review, saying it's still in development, but does work. Like "Shazam for celebrities." http://applemagazine.com/skakash-review-shazam-for-celebrities/6328

    I wonder why someone big like Shazam hasn't done this already. Google has been buying up face recognition technology and integrating it into Picasa and Google+ (http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/09/technology/google_find_my_face/index.htm) but is being really careful about doing anything to invade people's privacy. It seems like something like Skakash, which only deals with celebrities, doesn't really face the same problems.
     

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