Can it get creepier than this? An app for your Android phones which can identify people and even shows which social sites they’re signed up for, and links to their profiles.

Holy Creep!

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Recognizr is an augmented reality app for Android phones developed by Swedish software technology and design company The Astonishing Tribe, or TAT. We have seen lot of Android apps before. We have also seen lot of augmented reality apps as well (for iPhone though). But this one clearly outdoes all of them!

How many times have you failed to recognize someone at a conference or a party? How many times do you fail to associate a name to a face? If Recognizr is all that it is projected to be, then it can be the solution to both the problems above.

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The app works by matching the most distinctive features of the face: the eyes, nose and chin. Face recognition software creates a 3-D model of the person’s mug and sends it across a server where it’s matched with an identity in the database. A cloud server conducts the facial recognition since and sends back the subject’s name as well as links to any social networking sites the person has provided access to.

It is actually not as creepy as it sounds. It only works if the person you’re looking at is also signed up for Recognizr. That is a drawback as well as a boon, drawback for all those who fail to remember faces, but boon for those who craves for privacy. To set up an account, simply take a picture of yourself with the Recognizr app and then set your associated sites by dragging icons onto your face. You can share as little or as much as you desire, and people will only see what you choose to share

As of now, Recognizr is still a prototype, so it will be a month or two before we can have a hands-on check with this cool ‘James Bond’ feature like app. iPhone users may also get a version of Recognizr, as the Polar Rose algorithms can run on both the iPhone and Android operating systems. For now enjoy the video demo

 
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  • http://bufforruff.co.uk UK Phone Chat

    I think this is a fantastic idea, but in reality, the watchdogs, the anit piracy masses, will kick this to the ground, personally i think this is pushing the app trend to its limits, which is a good thing, Now, where can i get the Recognizr App.

    Does anyone think this is going to far, and risks our private data.

    UKMC

  • Sonny

    where and how I can get it?

  • Mary

    I’ve seen an Android App called FaceRecog which is offered for free and locks the phone using it.