We are currently in the process of writing an iOS app that does handwriting recognition of numbers, which is one of the hardest things in computing. To improve our engine we need lots of samples and that's where you can help us out. In exchange, you'll be in the running to win $50 of iTunes Store credit (see below).
4. Twiddle your thumbs whilst Ben feeds the Echidnas 5. Upon receiving an email notification, proceed to install Echidna 6. When prompted, install the provisioning profile 7. Install Echidna
Please only install Echidna on one device.
How to win the $50 iTunes Credit
Your goal is to collect as many handwriting samples as possible in the broadest range of environments. Ask your mother, your flatmate, your siblings or even your pet lizard. Bonus points are awarded for:
Collecting samples from lots of different people.
Collecting samples whilst walking or in different sitting positions.
Collecting samples from right and left-handed people.
Points are deducted for:
Dreadfully messy handwriting (if a 5 looks like a 7, please clear and try again)
Overlapping symbols (please don't run the numbers into each other, computers aren't that clever yet )
We will be manually looking through all the samples to calculate who the winner is.
A big thank you to:
We are eternally grateful for your help! It would be great to have another 90 people help us out so we can attain our goal.
Last edit: 2012-05-01 09:14:58
Horse != player. I'm from TLAF.
Alethios New Zealand. April 30 2012 12:10. Posts 2725
One question. Of all the animals in this world...why Echidnas O.o I mean...i know pandas, seals and whales are beyond overrated and overmarketed to the point u want to kill them just so u don't see commercials of them anymore...but still.