A few years ago, there was a huge buzz about augmented reality, and how it was going to change the world. Think of the way people are talking about virtual reality now. Anyhow, augmented reality has been slow to develop. This is not to say that there aren’t a few really good examples. Shazam is one such example. Shazam is awesome, you can instantly identify music, TV shows, and movies by letting the app listen. Well, at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, we had the chance to check out a company that is doing something similar, but with pictures and locations: Phind.
Phind provides users with a wealth of information from only a picture. Simply open the app, take a picture of any location, attraction or landmark, and Phind returns all sorts of info: facts and info about the location, nearby restaurants, nearby attractions, tips, and transportation info.
PHIND opens the door to a world of exploration, simply by taking a photo of a place you see. Whether it is a cool building, landmark, attraction, or even restaurant, just take a photo of it and PHIND will quickly identify what you are looking at, and provide you with useful information, tips, reviews, shared photos, and the best places to go to nearby.1
We had a chance to speak with Rishi Jhunjhnuwala, one of the co-founders of Phind, during TC Disrtup earlier this week. Check it out below, and find more info on Phind.it.