#1 Edited by erichlotto (6 posts) -
#5 Posted by Jeff (3417 posts) -

Wow, that's awesome. You should make it work with pictures of the spines on game cases!

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#6 Posted by erichlotto (6 posts) -

@jeff: I think the number of false-positives would reach the stars hahaha

#7 Edited by MB (11983 posts) -

Link should be working now.

Pretty slick...it even worked when I took a picture of a picture of a picture of a game case with the garbage camera on a Galaxy S3 Mini. (GT-i8190 International version, 4.1.2)

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#8 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

So how does this work? Are you actually matching the uploaded image with images on the site? I'm sure there's a lot of interesting things going on behind the scenes!

#9 Posted by erichlotto (6 posts) -

@lordandrew:

It's actually a mix of APIs.
I don't match the images on this site, that would take way too long and consume an infinite amount of bandwidth. I use google image search, treat the result and then make a search on GiantBomb with the result I got.

#10 Posted by TheRealMoot (355 posts) -

This sounds awesome! Does it work on game disks or cartridges? Can I take say, take a picture of a NES game I find at a pawnshop? I may need to get a cell phone just for this app.

#11 Edited by erichlotto (6 posts) -

@therealmoot: Yeah, It'll probably work. But the game's cover is more guranteed ;)

Edit: worked fine with Superman (N64 cartridge), Battletoads (NES cartridge) and Tony Hawk pro skater 4 (PC CD)

#12 Posted by mlarrabee (2886 posts) -

Somebody pinch me, Jeff used the word "awesome" when referencing something on Android.

#13 Edited by erichlotto (6 posts) -

Updated UI for the details activity:

#14 Posted by Chaser324 (6325 posts) -

@lordandrew:

It's actually a mix of APIs.

I don't match the images on this site, that would take way too long and consume an infinite amount of bandwidth. I use google image search, treat the result and then make a search on GiantBomb with the result I got.

Pretty slick way of handling it without having to get neck deep in image processing / computer vision code.

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