Link As You Go

Like QR codes, but for any link

Link As You Go is an iPhone app that saves you from typing all the links you see around you on your phone. Just snap a photo of the link and the app will open it.

Discussion
Would you recommend this product?
5 Reviews5.0/5

The more you use it the more you need it

Pros:

So simple

Cons:

Need more links

Hope Apple bakes this into iOS 12.
Thanks for hunting @gimly, love this concept. Can you tell us a bit more about how you came up with the idea and how it works?
@abadesi Hi, thanks for the kind words :) I was at a dev conference last year and noticed that most of the slides included links to examples or articles which were not trivial to jot down. So I decided to write an app to convert all my photos from the conference into useful links. I wrote an article on how it works (attached above) - basically, the app sends the photo to Azure OCR and gets back the text found in it and then it parses the links using a combination of the built-in link detector in iOS and some regexes for edge cases.

Simple and nice app

Pros:

Simple and usefull app

Cons:

How does this actually work?
@saifalfalah You can read about my motivation and how it works here - https://medium.com/@gimly/using-...
@gimly Thank you. This is great.