Great camera quality is one of the most outstanding and sought after features of new smartphones these days, hence, mobile phone makers now give more attention and priority to the photography section of smartphones. As a result, phones are embedded with more than one camera (rear and front) with more advanced photo enhancement features that bring out superior digital photography.
Unknown to most people, the phone cameras are not only meant for taking photos and selfies, there are many useful things you can do with your smartphone camera. Take a look:
1.Learning About Stars
If you are enthusiastic about stars and constellations, SkyMap for iOS and Android is a great tool you can utilize to study celestial bodies. By simply pointing your phone’s camera at a star with the app open, you can get more information about that star.
2. Business Card Scanner
Get all your business cards out of your wallet and have them scanned with your phone camera. One cool app to use is the CamCard Scanner. It has a powerful OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature which extracts all the data from the card into the application.
3. Solving Math
Do you need to help your kids solve their math homework? Unfortunately, you have forgotten basic arithmetic, an embarrassment you don’t want revealed to your child! Download Photomath and take a photo of the equation. The app will take you through the process of solving the equation step by step and give you the answer.
4. Getting Your Exact Measurements
Need to quickly stop by at a store to buy some clothes? The MTailor app uses your phone camera to get your accurate dimensions, so you don’t have to. For now, the app is available only for men.
5. Keeping a Visual List of Your Favourite Items
Open a new page in OneNote or Evernotes to keep a visual list of your favourite items. Attempting to take mental notes might get you confused the next time you want to get your favourite soda at a store.
6. Barcode Scanner
Two apps come to mind – MyFitnessPal and Quick Scan. These two apps enable you scan products for nutritional facts, coupons etc.
7. Remembering Your Makeup
Simply take pictures of your foundation, blush and lipstick without having to memorize names or numbers. Voila!
8. Saving Your Neck
The TextNeck Indicator Lite app uses your phone’s camera to watch your head and alerts you when you are in a poor phone posture.
Write down what you are allergic to, what medications you take and your emergency contact information. Take a photo of the information. Then, make the photo your phone’s lockscreen photo in case someone needs your information and you’re unable to speak or incapacitated in some way.
With your phone’s camera, you can be able to translate confusing written language into something you can comprehend. You can achieve this with your phone’s camera and with the help of Google’s translator app available for all Android and iOS devices.
These are just a few of the countless other wonderful things you can do with your mobile phone camera apart from taking photos. Which one will you be trying out first? Share with us in the comment section.