Photo Hack Day 4 Recap
We had a great time participating in Photo Hack Day last weekend at Facebook headquarters. Aviary ran another outstanding event, attracting hundreds of developers and 20 APIs. Out of the 63 hacks presented on Sunday afternoon, 8 teams used IQ Engines. This year in addition to promoting our API as a sponsor, 3 of our developers decided to build their own hack.
We were thrilled by the enthusiasm and creativity of all the teams who used our API. Our choice for best use of the API was Photo Journal, a web service that automatically tags photos of beach, mountain, snow, sunset and other scenes; then creates personalized albums based on a common theme (i.e. beach) and adjusts the design to complement that theme.
Thanks to all the hacks who used our API and kudos to IQ Engines own team Billie, who took home prizes from Chute and imgur for their nifty bill splitting app. For more, check out this article on the event as well as the PHD4 photo wall.
Scene Recognition Hack Ideas for Photo Hack Day 4
This weekend at Photo Hack Day 4, we’re offering exclusive early access to our Scene Recognition API. Use it to automatically tag beach, mountain, night, snow and sunset scenes in your hacks. Here’s a few ideas to inspire you.
- Stock photo finder: search for stock photos by scene
- Smart albums: make photos on your phone searchable with auto tags
- Auto filter: apply filter/edits automatically based on scene labels
- Live scene browser: view photos that are being uploaded in real-time by scene
- Collage maker: create a collage of your favorite sunsets, edit and print
OCR Hack Ideas for Photo Hack Day 4
Going to Photo Hack Day 4? Get exclusive early access to our OCR API this weekend only. Use it to recognize text in photos, ads, receipts, coupons and more. Here’s a few ideas for your hacks:
- Bill splitter: scan a receipt to divvy up the bill or log an expense
- Photo finder: index text in online photos to provide a new way to search albums
- Visual check-in: take photo of sign, menu, logo or storefront to check-in with Foursquare
- Auto dialer: take a photo of a phone number to call it
- Sign translator: photograph a sign or menu to get a translation
- Connect: take a picture of a business card to add to your contacts or social media
Join IQ Engines for Photo Hack Day 4
Join IQ Engines for Photo Hack Day 4 on April 6-7 at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park.
- Meet our rockin’ developer team
- Be first to try our OCR and scene recognition APIs
- Get help building a badass photo hack
- Compete for over $15k in cash and prizes
- Enjoy a full weekend of photo-centric awesomeness
We look forward to seeing you there!