TapTapSee gives users a general identification of any picture or video. For example, if the user takes a picture of a can of soup and wants to know the name of the brand, TapTapSee will be able to read the label and return the identification with the brand name. Nevertheless, keep in mind that TapTapSee will only be able to recognize objects that are in focus and within the camera's scope.
Lighting conditions are also important for the quality of the identification. TapTapSee includes an autofocus alert that can be turned ON and OFF in the About menu. Once an object comes into focus, TapTapSee makes a sound to notify the user that it's in the optimal position to take a picture or video.
Before you begin using TapTapSee, you must first turn VoiceOver ON in your device. To turn VoiceOver ON, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver. Then switch to ON.
When you first open TapTapSee, a Privacy Notice pops up that needs to be accepted before use. Once it's accepted, you're taken to TapTapSee's home screen, which consists of a camera and four buttons at the top of the screen - Repeat, Gallery, Share, and About.
To take a picture, double-tap on the right side of the screen. To take a video, double-tap the left side of the screen. Videos can be up to 10 seconds in length. Simply double-tap again to end a video that’s under 10 seconds. TapTapSee provides audible feedback to assist you while taking pictures and videos.
Your picture or video is sent to the CloudSight API where it is identified and sent back to TapTapSee. Identification takes approximately 7 to 10 seconds, and may fluctuate depending on your network connection.
VoiceOver then speaks the identification of the picture or video to you.
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Hear the last identification spoken aloud in case it was missed the first time.
Use TapTapSee to identify pictures or videos in the device's Camera Roll. To access this feature, simply click on the Gallery button and proceed to select a picture or video that you want to have identified from the Camera Roll (Note: If access to the Camera Roll is denied then you must change the privacy setting. Go to Settings > Privacy > Photos > TapTapSee. Toggle the TapTapSee switch ON.)
Share the identified picture or video via text, email, or social media. The Share button also includes the option for you to save the picture or video to your Camera Roll. The saved picture or video will include the identification that was provided by TapTapSee.
Tips for taking quality pictures and videos with TapTapSee:
It is advised to hold your device 8-12 inches (20-30 centimeters) away from the object being photographed. This method will help ensure that the object is in the scope of the camera.
For best results, pictures and videos should be taken in a well lit environment. TapTapSee also features an automatic flash, which can be turned ON and OFF in the About menu.
TapTapSee has an autofocus notification to let the user know when an object is in focus. For best practice, wait until the autofocus notification beeps before taking a picture. The autofocus notification can be turned ON and OFF in the About menu.
The barcode on canned goods is almost always located to the left of the seam of a can where the two label ends meet and overlap. Other written information, such as brand, product name and info is usually across from the seam on the opposite side of the can. To get the best results when taking a picture of the label, be sure to keep the camera 8-12 inches (20-30 centimeters) away from the can.
TapTapSee is available through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.