API to detect text in images, built for developers

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#2 Product of the DayNovember 21, 2015
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Sagiv Ofek
Sagiv OfekMaker@sagivo
Hi hunters! I'm the founder of scanR and would love to answer any question you have about our cool OCR API. The main goal is to offer a simple and affordable OCR service so developers can build awesome products on top of it.
Andrew Gertig
Andrew Gertig@gertig · Engineering Manager
@sagivo Love this idea! Are you guys using tesseract behind the scenes?
Sagiv Ofek
Sagiv OfekMaker@sagivo
@gertig we do, tesseract is great. we also have some other "secret sauce" on top.
Andrew Gertig
Andrew Gertig@gertig · Engineering Manager
@sagivo nice! Looking forward to giving it a try.
Simon Burns
Simon Burns@realsimonburns · Growth at Opendoor
@sagivo congrats on the launch - we work with a lot of financial data that comes to us on PDFs and in old school file formats which are difficult to parse. This will be super useful!
Sagiv Ofek
Sagiv OfekMaker@sagivo
@realsimonburns awesome! can't wait to see what you build.
Eric Willis
Eric WillisHunter@erictwillis · Working on something new
scanR is a simple OCR API service that supports 32 languages and can extract text from images or PDF files.
Nobel Chang
Nobel Chang@nobelchang · Co-founder & CEO of Easy Streak
Very nice! Will DEFINITELY be putting this to good use in the near future
Chema@deambulando · Founder @yclascom @openclassifieds
Will work on captchas? :D
How is this different from what I can do with Google's Cloud Vision or Microsoft Oxford?