Microsoft just released a new app called Thinga.Me which allows users to organize and share real-world objects, tools and some of their favorite things through their iPhone.
This app is great for visually seeing what you all have, making inspiration boards and getting creative.
Part of an invite-only closed beta, the app is basically set up where you can take pictures of toys, gadgets, drawings and other random objects, and manage them on a digital shelve or a collection board, to help better share and categorize your items. The app also uses a “GrabCut” code developed by Microsoft Research, to automatically recognize and separate different objects in the photos, to help manage and arrange what you all have.
Here’s what the Microsoft team had to say about the app:
“Our lives are full of physical things that we care about… As a team, we’ve been frustrated that there aren’t decent tools that allow us to digitize these physical things in a way that makes them look great, and allows us to organize them and, if we want, share them with others.
Thinga.Me is designed to fill this gap. Our mantra for the app is “Collecting Things, Not Photos”. It uses GrabCut, a piece of code developed in Microsoft Research about 10 years ago, that cuts out things from an image. This simple act of removing an item from its background starts to make it feel less like a photo and more like a physical thing, even though it’s still a digital representation. With this as a starting point, we added cool themes which really allow you to show off your stuff.”
Source info: 9To5Mac