Android Ad Reader
The android ad reader consists of two parts: an android app that will run on your phone or tablet which will allow the use to take a picture of an advert, which will then be sent to the second part, a web service, which will analyse the image and return back the company's details.
The user will also be able to save the details of the company for later lookup, and instead of using the camera the user can source an image from flickr or instagram to look for companies in photos that they or their friends have taken before.
The device is a mobile app that runs on Android and will allow the user to take a photograph of an advert, which it will then send to a web service where it will be analysed, with detected companies and their information being retrieved from the web service, and displayed to the user.
The server app will use Tesseract OCR to analyse the photo sent from the mobile device, looking for urls, postcodes, and phone numbers using regex the system will then return the positions of the adverts in the image, and the relevant company details to the app to be displayed.
We hold weekly meetings with our project supervisor Andy Crabtree where we discuss project progress and key points of interest.