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VisualRuler

Turns your iPhone into a ruler

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Altai Tseveenbayar
@altai · iOS black magician
Hi All This is altai, developer of VisualRuler. VisualRuler uses computer vision algorithms to calculate sizes of objects in the 2D plane. The plane is defined by any credit card sized (all cards are credit card sized) rectangle. I would like to ask for yours ideas for the future + comments + feedback and also if you think it is a useful app. Thanks in a… See more

Discussion

Matt Silverman
@mattsilv · Cofounder, Nutritionix.com
Any plans for an SDK so 3rd party app developers could use this technology in their apps?
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Altai Tseveenbayar
@altai · iOS black magician
Hi All This is altai, developer of VisualRuler. VisualRuler uses computer vision algorithms to calculate sizes of objects in the 2D plane. The plane is defined by any credit card sized (all cards are credit card sized) rectangle. I would like to ask for yours ideas for the future + comments + feedback and also if you think it is a useful app. Thanks in a… See more
Dan Green
@whentheponydies · IT, Weill Cornell Medical College
This looks great! I just sent it to my wife who is an interior designer and needs measurements all the time. I'll let you know how she likes it. One thing I can suggest would be an option to print out a card template for those who might not have a credit card on them (highly unlikely but you never know). Good luck!
Nikunj Kothari
@nikunj · Senior PM, Shyp
It took me a while to figure out that you need to put the card AND the object you want measured together. When you scan, it scans the card immediately and THEN you put a rectangle or line to get measurements of the other object. Altai, do you foresee able to get measurements of an object without using the card? Context: I work at Shyp and new ways to quickly… See more
Roy Hermann Ueland
@roy_hermann_ueland
can you only measure things that are < size of a card? i.e i use this app to measure the height of a basketball hoop, or a chair?