We often talk about search engines here on Bit Rebels. We do that because we feel as the Internet gets injected with more content, we all need to stay up-to-date with how it is all indexed, searched and optimized. Website owners know exactly what I am talking about. The online search engine is about to get a competitor. It’s a “new” breed of search engine that molds together the real world with the online one. It’s called the visual finder, and it could come to change search forever.
Now don’t get me wrong, visual finders have been available for quite a while now. It’s by no means a new technology, but it’s on the rise, and we should all definitely pay more attention to it. A visual finder is a mobile device driven search engine that will help you get more information about stuff in your daily life. Think of it as an augmented reality search. You simply point your mobile device camera at what you want to know more about and then snap a picture. The visual finder app called CamFind will then fetch a ton of information about what you photographed, and deliver it instantly for you to parse.
CamFind is the latest in visual finder technology and has several more features than just pulling up information about the stuff you point your mobile camera at. It will also translate things into whatever language you want, help you get information about movies, help you book tickets etc. The possibilities are endless. It will even let you add extra information about stuff by speaking to your mobile device.
The CamFind visual finder is a startup company which is looking for funding through Kickstarter. They are looking to raise $60,000, and with just 12 days remaining, the forecast looks gloomy at best. There is still time to change the course of history. By pledging, you will help finalize the app, help bring it to the masses and potentially change search history forever. The concept of a visual finder will only become more and more vital in our soon to be information overloaded society.