Feeds

Nokia to turn cameraphones into foreign food finders

They'll help you shop too

Application security programs and practises

Nokia has developed prototype cameraphone applications that’ll not only make ordering dinner from foreign restaurant menus easier, but which also promises to take window shopping online.

Nokia_pointfind

Point&Find: snap, order, eat

Dubbed Point&Find, the technology incorporates numerous elements, including GPS positioning, image recognition and artificial intelligence algorithms. However, the processing required to work out what you just snapped an image of will apparently be done on your network provider’s servers.

After snapping, say, a t-shirt in a shop window, or a film poster, the handset will connect to the internet and, hopefully, present the user with a selection of online purchase options or movie reviews.

The question is, does the service become more accurate the better quality of your camera? For example, if you snap a sports top with a one-megapixel camera, will you be sent to a website selling trousers?

Nokia’s also designing the concept to translate foreign menus too. So if you’re struck dumb by a French menu offering “Le steak and chips”, you can just snap a picture of the text and it’ll translate it into your native language. Nokia claims its prototype application can currently scan and translate 9000 Chinese words and 600 Japanese words.

Both the prototype applications are expected to be built into Nokia’s N95 handset.

The Power of One Infographic

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.