“Search the world visually. Add to the knowledge.”
Wish you could search the real world by taking pictures? Wish you could place hyperlinks and tags in the real, physical, world? Look no further. Enter LinkApic!
LinkApic is a visual search engine with a soul of Wikipedia. Search for any real-world place by taking a picture. The cool thing is, like wikipedia, the content is built by YOU, the user!
Like a Wikipedia author, you can tag and link places you know. Then what you have added can be searched by everyone, simply by taking a picture. Powerful image recognition in your hands. Cool, isn’t it?
Add mode: Tell us about the places you know
Help build the knowledge-base for the real world by taking pictures of places and telling us about them.
Take a picture of a place (building, landmark, hill, pier, you local business, or any other place). Tell us about what it is (a tag), and optionally, give a URL to link it to. We will do the heavy lifting: compute visual descriptors and index them to enable visual search.
Search mode: Simply take a picture to know more about the place you are at!
Search the world visually. Can it get better? Just take a picture of any place to search and retrieve tags/URLs placed on it by anyone. Google the tag or visit the URL rightaway.
For example, you are in a new town. You don’t know this pretty church you came across. Just let LinkApic visually search. You are at San Luis Obispo pier. You want to know when it was built? Take a picture and ask LinkApic. You are in Tanzania. You want to… This could go on. Imagine the possibilities when the whole world can be searched visually.