Croatian app Photomath, which offers real-time mathematical solutions after taking pics of a problem using a smartphone camera, is set to reach an impressive milestone of 100 million downloads.
Released four years ago, Photomath is a smart camera calculator which lets users simply point the phone’s cameras at a mathematical formula – with the answer appearing almost immediately on screen, has been a huge hit since its release two years ago. The app, which is also an educational tool as it shows step by step solutions, has won a number of awards and even was the No.1 most popular free app on iTunes.
Damir Sabol, who is the app’s founder and owner of the company behind the app which is registered in the United States, told Novac.hr that the app has had around 50 million downloads on Google Play, whilst it has been downloaded over 40 million times by Apple iPhone users.
“Currently we have around 15 million users around the world. We are focused on providing a quality product for our users,” said Sabol, who along with PhotoMath also runs another successful IT company Microblink.
Photomath launched a new version – Photomath 3.0 – in 2016 which included a number of new features. One of those new features is handwriting recognition. The application had previously been only able to identify printed, typed equations that can be found in textbooks but the 3.0 version recognised the user’s handwriting when solving mathematical problems.
PhotoMath is still a free app, but Sabol has announced that from autumn this year they will experiment with researching how to monetize it. Most likely that will be in the form of introducing additional options and advanced features.