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Point and Call (Windows Phone app)

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Published on Jul 6, 2012

Using Point and Call Windows Phone app in everyday life. See http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=f...

To enter a phone number by using keypad is out. Point and Call is in.Point and Call reads the phone number that you are pointing with a phone's camera. You can call that number or save it to your contacts. Reading phone numbers is fast and robust. You can use Point and Call to read phone numbers for example from magazines, business cards and screens.

Point and Call also identifies country calling codes and the area calling codes of the United States and Canada.

Basic way to call a phone number:

1. Point it so that the phone number, but nothing else, is inside the focus brackets.
Hint: A good distance to a phone number is approximately 10 - 15 cm (4 - 6 inch) from a phone's camera.

2. Focus the camera to the phone number by half-pressing the camera shutter button. After this you may release the button.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you can't focus, the camera is too close.

3. When Point and Call reads the phone number, it appears to the text box in the upper right corner of the screen. Now you can call to that phone number by pressing the call button or by full-pressing the camera button.

V 3.3.1:
- Added AdDuplex advertising control (Trial version)

V 3.3:
- Added "Use full-press the camera button" to settings page
- Added functionality to stop pause time by tapping the info text box
- Added info text when target image type is changed

Other features:
* LED torch
* Continuous focus mode
+ Send SMS to a phone number
* Show/browse country and area codes information and show location on Bing Maps
+ Aid identification process by using calling codes
* Theme color in buttons
+ Background threshold offset slider
+ Contrast enhancement
+ Object tracking
+ Filter letters off from actual phone number
* Handwritten digits recognition

* = Feature is available after buying Point and Call

Kernel Support Vector Machines (SVM) classifier is used in Point and Call to classify train and test samples of digits. The original C# implementation is created by C├ęsar de Souza:
http://crsouza.blogspot.fi/2013/05/po...

Music track 'Seeing The Future' by Dexter Britain

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