Here’s how it works: Snap a photo of anything around you, from books and collectibles to home goods and famous landmarks. Next, CamFind will retrieve information about that object and provide you with product listings and related info.
For example, you could take a picture of a famous building. From there, CamFind will present you with web results that direct you to related shopping info, other images, and tons of other details. You could use this app to snap a picture of a movie poster while you’re waiting in line at the theatre, and look up reviews before you waste money on a ticket for a movie that’s not good.
I’m really amazed at some of the stuff that CamFind was able to identify. I snapped a picture of my TV during an episode of “Fawlty Towers,” and within a few seconds, CamFind knew what I was watching (and John Cleese was barely in the frame!) It may take 30 seconds or so to get results from some of your more esoteric searches, but the results have all been very useful thus far.
The app also features translation functionality, barcode and QR code readers, and voice confirmation of your search results. It’s a great tool for shopping, sightseeing, or just identifying mystery objects at a yard sale.
CamFind is a free app that I’d gladly pay money for. I do wish that the search results loaded a bit faster, but given how clever this app is under even the most imperfect of photographic circumstances, CamFind is worth checking out.
CamFind is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.