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.

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Leo
Leo@theleovogel
Hope Apple bakes this into iOS 12.
Dimitar Chakarov
Dimitar ChakarovMaker@gimly · Developer @ Seenit
@theleovogel Me too :)
AbadesiHiring@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
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?
Dimitar Chakarov
Dimitar ChakarovMaker@gimly · Developer @ Seenit
@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.
Saif Al Falah
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
How does this actually work?
Dimitar Chakarov
Dimitar ChakarovMaker@gimly · Developer @ Seenit
@saifalfalah You can read about my motivation and how it works here - https://medium.com/@gimly/using-...
Saif Al Falah
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
@gimly Thank you. This is great.
Ben Levy
Ben Levy@benmlevy · Co-Founder of Sweep, PH NYC Co-Organizer
I like this idea - pretty useful
Dimitar Chakarov
Dimitar ChakarovMaker@gimly · Developer @ Seenit
@benmlevy Thank you!
Ravi Srinivasan
Ravi Srinivasan@ravsydney · Founder - TruContacts.com
Rather than asking users to download one more app, why not provide this service through a chat interface @gimly Dimitar?
Dimitar Chakarov
Dimitar ChakarovMaker@gimly · Developer @ Seenit
@ravsydney That is an interesting idea, thank you. I don't have any experience writing chat bots/apps, which would make it a bit more challenging.