Can you believe we are in a time in the history of technological evolution where we can buy things on our phones? Most people are tech savvy enough to know how to use their phones to purchase products on the internet. It’s fairly easy, after all. All you do is download an application, and you have to type in the search keywords. That’s the tricky part of online shopping. You have to come up with the right description for the product that you are looking for, or else you will have a terrible time finding whatever it is that you are trying to purchase online. Have you realized that there is already a technology out there that makes this part of life easier?
Introducing Visual Search Technology
The concept of visual search technology came about when consumers reported how difficult it is to find things that they are looking for on the internet in the online markets. It might come as a surprise, but this technology has been around to some degree. It was used more for finding and locating files or documents that users have stored on computers. Slyce was a company that specialized in this service before they became the shopping assistance and visual search guru that they have become. Slyce has one of the easiest, free applications for finding anything in a user’s environment with the use of the camera on a smartphone. It is a fresh take on visual search.
According to a write up from Live Mint, the consumers giving feedback on online shopping have found it difficult to locate some items that they are interested in buying, so they end up leaving the online shops. This problem can be solved by Slyce and other visual search startups. There are several similar companies with slightly different concepts all around the world, but none of these other companies can do it like Slyce.
Slyce has a new take on visual search. They were founded in Los Angeles, California, and they have a few different options for how a user can search. A user can use an image that is 2D, a barcode or QR code, or they can take a picture of the actual object in question. This gives the user more options to lead to a better result. The original article from Live Mint covering startups in this industry can be found here.