iRead Solutions Inc. today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of VisuSurfer 1.0, a new productivity app developed for iPhone. VisuSurfer provides an easy way to browse websites from printed web addresses - without typing or tapping. The app features advanced OCR technology that automatically takes action within seconds to quickly and accurately recognize web addresses.
Printed phone numbers, web and map address exist in many places. QR codes were invented to permit computer technology to easily and accurately detect information and are used in many places so people can easily browse to a website. However, humans cannot read these codes and there are many places where printed websites exist without a QR code. Today, VisuSurfer give users the ability to experience the same convenience from QR codes with normal printed text.
"When reading a newspaper or magazine advertising, I can now visit a website immediately, by simply placing the phone over the printed web address and VisuSurfer browses to it automatically," said Mona Regner, president of iRead Solutions Inc.
The OCR technology in the app detects printed text very quickly. VisuSurfer provides a simple single purpose function, which recognizes web addresses from printed text. User interactions with this app are minimal - move the iOS device so it can see the printed text of interest (tapping to focus if necessary) and wait as little as a second for the data to be recognized and take action. It is that simple.
VisuSurfer 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.