The team at Image Searcher, Inc. has developed the only successful visual search engine worldwide called CamFind ( http://camfindapp.com ) available on both iOS and Android. We have also developed an award winning application for the blind and visually impaired called TapTapSee ( http://taptapseeapp.com ) which won the prestigious Access Award for 2014 from the American Foundation for the Blind. CamFind has processed over 13 million visual searches since launching in April 2013 and all major media claimed that the app is far superior to Google Goggles.
Image Searcher offers its incredibly accurate image recognition to businesses and developers through its API. Our long term goal is to gain significant market share in the $300B+ search market by continuing to lead the way in visual search while there is still little competition, and also to be the leading provider of image recognition to corporations and retailers and therefore targeting the $25.65B image recognition market.
iOS app is developed in house but utilizes some external APIs.
Human taggers log in to tag the images taken by iOS users of our app (so images which our algos can't recognize). We tested over 7,000 people for the tagging position and hired less than 5% of them. We have a very sophisticated image distribution platform that took 1.5 years to build all in order to process images in near real time with humans. Whenever computer vision doesn't get a good confidence index/coefficient, then the image goes to the crowd. So basically the crowdsourcing is used for the difficult 3D images that can't be matched to anything in any existing database and can't be handled by our deep learning neural networks.
http://www.jrank.org/ - our search technology that will power the app. Currently search results are provided by Yahoo. Image Searcher has perpetual licensing agreement to use JRank. JRank can crawl, index and rank over 100 million pages.
Bradford Folkens and Dominik Mazur met over 10 years ago.
In 2002, Folkens and Mazur co-founded Net Industries, LLC. (N/K/A Net Ideas - http://netideasllc.com/ ). It was their first venture together. It produced several highly successful projects, which include the site search engine, JRank.org, and university directory, StateUniversity.com.
Folkens oversees technical aspects of app development, while Mazur utilizes his background to manage the office, market and monetize the app.
Image Searcher's mission is to deliver the most superior mobile visual search solution to people around the world. Our vision is to become the global leader in image recognition and mobile visual search.
The co-founders have previously developed JRank.org, a site search engine which has thousands of websites actively using it. It processes 10s of millions of annual searches.
CamFind suprassed 1M downloads in just six months on iOS, while boasting a 4.5 average star rating in the App Store.
Dominik Mazur earned his BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2004. Top 3 school in the nation for CS
In 2002, Net Industries, LLC was founded. It's the home to StateUniversity.com, which was co-founded and operated with Bradford. The site reaches over 15 million annual unique visitors.
Net Industries', N/K/A Net Ideas, portfolio of websites that caters to over 75 million users annually - http://www.netideasllc.com/
Single-handedly programmed 2 very popular search engines - JRank & CamFind. Been programming since he was 6 years old.
Bradford Folkens earned his Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics from Northern Illinois University in 2002.
Folkens has operated his own company, City Tech, since 2003. City Tech created the web-based collaborative government website PublicSalary.com.
Folkens is the CTO for Image Searcher (makers of CamFind) where he oversees all development.
App DownloadsOctober 2013
Images ProcessedNovember 2013
13% growth mon/monSeptember 2013
17% growth mon/monAugust 2013
15,196 monthly run rate
All major press (Techcrunch, Cnet, AOL, CNN, CultOfMac) said CamFind is far superior to Google Goggles.
Currently, the main source of revenue comes from our ad partnership with Yahoo! and revenue has started (first month 16k)
In October, Image Searcher will introduced the following: B2B API sales, subscriptions for the blind and visually impaired app TapTapSee (http://TapTapSeeApp.com), and affiliate product sales through PriceGrabber and Shopping.com. TapTapSee, also owned by Image Searcher, Inc. / CamFind, won the 2014 Access Award by the National Federation for the Blind!
"AFB is pleased to offer our 2014 Access Award to Image Searcher, Inc., and to have your company join a prestigious list of past winners, including Google, Apple, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Major League Baseball, and CBS Television Network."