Quick and Dirty OCR to Preset Email Address
|Created:||June 25, 2015|
|Quoting Ends:||July 25, 2015 (Closed)|
|Creator:||Nick-dontspamme (No Feedback)|
My idea is to use Tesseract to do a really quick OCR scan of a photo, then present the OCR text and a send/rescan button choice which will email to a single preset email address. The email will include whatever was found in OCR and attach a copy of the photo.
I know this doesn’t seem like an incredible application, but the function I am looking to fill is package tracking in warehouses/mailrooms. A truck pulls up with a manifest, receiver takes a picture of it, which is sent to the front office who will process it. The main deal is to not make it do everything, in fact to make it do only two things, be fast and be simple, quality isn’t too important. No offence to them, but most warehouse people aren’t high tech and don’t want to be typing package info on a phone. They just want to snap a pic and hit send so they can move onto the next package. As long as the picture is somewhat clear, the OCR is just for basic text searches and a quick guess as to who to notify about the delivery.
There are big complex packages that do this and everything else but cost huge amounts of money. Since this isn’t doing any complex field mapping or error checking it should be really simple to write. Really: Picture>Tesseract>Email>Done. (I know sounds simple and is simple are a world apart.)
Make it have a demo that sends up to 20 emails and charge $10 for the full version. As a business cost it is nothing, and compared to $30k for real package tracking it is less than nothing. If it costs more than $10 people will expect real support and "quality".
My budget for this is really $10, make it and I will buy it. You keep the profits.
|Job Type:||iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile|