Tech Behind BlackBerry 10′s Camera application

By on May 3, 2012
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Always get that perfect group picture.

At the keynote session during BlackBerry World 2012, RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins showed us a glimpse of what to expect from their upcoming OS BlackBerry 10. Part of that demonstration included a camera app that allows you to highlight regions such as faces of people in a picture and move frames back and forth only for that region to get a perfect picture where, possibly every one is looking at the camera and smiling.

The crowd was certainly surprised and delighted by what they saw, but I knew I had covered something like this a few months back attending Qualcomm’s iQ event. At that event was a company called Scalado demonstrating exactly what RIM did. In fact, as per TechCrunch, RIM has licensed the technology from Scalado:

RIM has been working with Scalado on camera technology and has licensed some of the Scalado technology for the BlackBerry 10 platform. As shown during the BlackBerry World Keynote, RIM is planning a unique implementation of the technology on BlackBerry 10 to provide an incredible user experience, allowing for more customization by the user and enabling them to easily capture and share their perfect moments.

The following video shows my original session from Scalado last year and as you can see, this is exactly what RIM demonstrated at the stage.

[youtube video=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=frblSEBpT9k&w=600]

It’s a pretty awesome technology that I have see working well. And it’s great to learn that it will be a part of BlackBerry 10. All we need is a good and fast camera and hopefully, taking that perfect group picture will become a thing of the past.


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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of tbreak.com and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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