With their recently released “Mobile Entertainment Explorer” user’s can simply snap a photo of things like CD covers, DVD and BluRay covers, and various games with their camera phones, send it via MMS to SnapTell, and instantly be returned a series of content related to the specific title.Â Content like reviews, prices, run times, descriptions of the content and links to buy the DVD, CD or video game, plus more can be sent back to the user via MMS.
Even though it’s still a relatively new service, SnapTell has already grown it’s database to over one million titles, which is quite an accomplishment.Â Since it’s ever-growing, it won’t be long until users can access just about any information regarding any media title available using it’s image recognition technology.
The system uses their popular Snap.Send.Get platform that’s available on any mobile device with a camera.Â Since it uses MMS transmissions, it needs no special software running on the device, and since the image recognition server can decipher an image of low or poor quality, almost any camera phone can be used to snap the photo.
“…We’re dedicated to providing consumers the simplest means to access desired information on their phones, and now reaching one million in entertainment titles empowers the consumer to make smart decisions when they are out and about and away from their PCs,” said Gautam Bhargava, CEO and Co-Founder of SnapTell. “As we push the image-recognition technology frontier, we will provide solutions similar to the Mobile Entertainment Explorer that help consumers with their day-to-day decisions…”
If you’d like to try out their Mobile Entertainment Explorer, head over to their website to view a demo.Â You can simply snap a photo of a DVD cover they’ve displayed, send it as an MMS to firstname.lastname@example.org, and see the technology in action.Â Pretty cool stuff.