Microsoft begins service to create virtual collections of physical objects

Jul

7

2016

Microsoft on Wednesday showed a service to create virtual collections of physical objects. Users can take pictures of objects, trying to cut off the app and puts in a virtual showcase.

Made collections via share a URL, writes Microsoft on the service Thinga.me website. Users can put the objects on diverse backgrounds to give a personal touch as a collection.

The cutting is done on the basis of image analysis and using swipe gestures users can cut out even more than the software itself has done. Also, it is possible to cut out the object manually by drawing a line around the object.

According to Microsoft, the app suitable for people with physical collections that they want to share in a simple way through a site. Thinga.me linked to iOS app that is needed to make the pictures. That app is not yet available, and users can sign up to test an early version on the site. It is unknown whether Thinga.me at a later stage for Android and Windows Mobile 10 will come true.

The service comes from Microsoft Garage, a company project to experiment with apps and services. From Garage arrived earlier include a lock screen and launcher for Android and iOS continue the company made, inter alia, a cross between a client and chat app.

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