[vendtalk] LookTel's $1.99 Money Reader iOS App - helps the visually impaired count money

Charlie Richardson charlieofalbany at verizon.net
Mon Mar 14 21:31:59 UTC 2011

A friend of mine just showed me this app over the weekend.  Very cool and I 
just got my IPhone too.

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Subject: [vendtalk] LookTel's $1.99 Money Reader iOS App - helps the 
visually impaired count money

> Another useful app for iPhone users.  While it might not be you that
> uses an IPhone, it may apply to friends/relatives who have limited to no
> vision
> when using cash.
> http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/09/looktels-money-reader-ios-app-helps-the-v
> isually-impaired-count/
> also http://www:looktel.com
> We may not use cash as often as we once did, but there are still times
> when it comes in handy or is necessary, and that can pose some problems
> for the visually impaired. They now have one other possible solution
> courtesy of LookTel, however, which has just released its new Money
> Reader app for iOS devices. Using a "patented and proprietary object
> recognition technology," it's able to recognize paper bills (from $1 to
> $100) instantly, and simply speaks the value aloud. What's more
> impressive, though, is that you don't need to hold the bill steady in
> front of the camera, or even have the whole thing in the frame -- even
> just thumbing through a stack will work. See for yourself in the video
> after the break, and hit up the App Store to grab it now for $1.99.
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