You're correct. For Both IOS/Android, its 25 scans/documents before payment.
I already have a script that I wrote to use Microsoft's cognitive APIs
oo dam, would you mind sharing?
@Orko, if privacy is enough to make you pay $100 for an app,similar apps to which already exist,well then, fare enough. And of course there's this old and bolding guy just sitting there,waiting for me to take a picture of a letter,if you will and willing to get that out out of a thousand million other pictures taken etc,but again if Knfb works for you,and you are happy with it,power to you.
Personally I'd prefer to use apps like voice for offline scanning and others for sensitive stuff like bank documents,for other things Seeing AI should do me just fine.
@Simba and Trenton Goldshark:
Interesting. I just checked the IOS Appstore again. The only two results, that come up, when I search for KNFB are the regular KNFB-Reader, which is priced 109 Euros, respectively 99,00 Dollars in the US Appstore, and something called KNFB-Reader Enterprise. I tried that one. But for that, it also asks you for a username and a password. And if I download the first one, I will automaticaly buy it, right? At least, that's how it works with anything else in the Appstore...
the IOS version doesn't support trials,oh it was coming like a year or so ago... guess that's still on its way.
So far its the android version that supports trial of 25 image OCRS before you are told you must buy it.
At the player what the, why was it about a year ago that the demo limitations were there? I think the company made a mistake on that day so those who downloaded the KNFB reader at that time got it for free.
KNFB isn't worth that much money to me. The only app that I got that was close to that amount was Near By Explorer and that app was worth it. I love Seeing AI and I think that it could replace KNFB Reader in time as it gets better. I guess only time will tell.
You can't run trials on the App Store. That's one of Apple's limitations. Not quite sure why Apple couldn't whip something up whereby you download the authorisation along with the app for your account--in fact, it'd be even more transparent than is the case with other methods of registration. Hopefully in the future.
@grryf sure, but you do need a Microsoft account and to sign up for Azure. If you can do that, and sign up for cognitive services and get the API key, this script calls curl and dumps raw json. If you're still up for it, I can dump the script on here. But honestly I think it needs a good polish and some integration to be more user-friendly. Even now I call it rarely as it requires opening up Terminal. But if you're interested ...
@simba I will soon have a demo of the various blindness products. Yes, I must have answers. It's bloody infuriating that there's always an easier, cheaper solution but you can never be quite sure.
That's utter BS, when I got TapTapSee the download was free and you could use it for about a dozen or pictures, after that you hade to buy a picture pack x pictures for Y dollars or you could buy a subscription that was paid monthly or quarterly and allowed unlimited pictures. And the billing was does by Apple's app store. Sounds like a trial to me!
Sometimes they make light versions of apps for trial purposes too.
The App Store guidelines prohibit trials or demo versions. Now Apple has subscriptions, which could theoretically work as trials for content delivered regularly and possibly cloud services as well, but there are no apps which, officially at least, accept money for upgrades to full versions from demos or trials. And since the only way you can take money is through the store, again officially, there is no way to unlock full functionality or content, except by some out-of-band means like a website where the app is simply an interface (Audible does this, for instance, where they can't advertise purchases, but the app is the client for your Audible account). So I have no idea what TapTapSee was doing, but it was probably the exception and against the rules. Of course, it's Apple's store and they could implement whatever they want, and perhaps they did in this case. My best guess is that TapTapSee simply means the very loose definition of a subscription service, because it's cloud-based, and so they can charge you for access using a subscription or an in-app purchase. I imagine that's what's happening here.
When, will, Microsoft, extend the availability of this app, in other countries?
@Afrim, you could create an apple ID in the US, or other countries that Seeing AI is available. I got mine in the US App Store.
So, I've tryed the app and i can only say it's an amazing one. Especially the text reading part. Also, something tells me they are using the same services for picture recognition with narrator in the next win 10 update for creators whatever it's called. I don't remember the exact name.
It|s the cognitive service. Well, it would just make sense if they use the same.
@Socheat, perhaps I will use the Apple ID of any of my friends, otherwise, let's wait.