TapTapSee App Review

Note: this app was reviewed in tandem with two other object recognition apps (Seeing AI, Vhista).

TapTapSee is an Object Recognition app on the IOS app store, and Google Play store. The app is designed to help the blind and visually impaired by scanning objects through their phones camera.

TapTapSee’s user interface is by far the most user friendly out of the three object recognition apps I’ve been testing. Unlike the other object recognition apps there’s no category slider at the bottom to switch between what type of object you want to scan. All you do is tap the screen and it scans the image no matter what type of object it is , there’s no hassle of changing to a different category for certain objects.

The biggest draw back to TapTapSee is how long it takes to process an image once its been scanned. Once an image has been scanned it can take anywhere between 15 seconds and a minute to process the image.

Where it lacks in speed it makes up for in accuracy. almost every object I scanned was not only correct, but detailed. For example I scanned my dog and the app was able to tell not only the coloring but the breed (brown and white English Bulldog).

The app is also able to identify the titles of movies and video games based off of scanning the box, though it’s worth mentioning that it some times can struggle with more complicated box art. For example I scanned my copy of Kingdom Hearts 3 for PS4 and it identified as King Of Hears.


Photo: Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Case

Object Subtitle: King Of Hears PS4 Case

Accuracy: Wrong

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Photo: Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Case

Object Subtitle: Sony PS4 Red Dead Redemption 2 Case

Accuracy: Mostly Correct

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Photo: Get Out Blu-ray Case

Object Subtitle: Get Out Blu-ray Case

Accuracy: Correct

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Photo: A Game Of Thrones By George R. R. Martin

Object Subtitle: A Game Of Thrones By George R. R. Martin

Accuracy: Correct

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Photo: Tazo Iced Green Tea Bottle

Object Subtitle: Tazo Iced Green Tea Bottle

Accuracy: Correct

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Photo: Sun-Maid Organic Raisin Pack

Object Subtitle: Sun-Maid Organic Raisin Pack

Accuracy: Correct

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Photo: Red and White Cane for the Blind

Object Subtitle: White and Red Stick

Accuracy: Fairly Correct

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Photo: White, Grey, and Blue Converse Sneakers

Object Subtitle: Grey Low Top Sneakers

Accuracy: Fairly Correct

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Photo: Mead Five Star Notebook

Object Subtitle: Mead Fire Star Notebook

Accuracy: Fairly Correct

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Photo: Adult White and Brown English Bulldog

Object Subtitle: Adult White and Tan English Bulldog (Original scan said white and brown but forgot to take photo, so had to try to replicate and this was the first scan. Sorry.)

Accuracy: Mostly Correct

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Pros:

  • Recognizes objects with surprising accuracy.
  •  Simple UI (User Interface)
  • Doesn’t require a subscription
  • Free
  • 9/10 Accuracy

Cons:

  • takes a minute to process
  • Needs voice over turned on to narrate

TapTapSee is easily the best object recognition app I’ve tested. While not the fastest it is by far the most accurate, with a 9/10 success ratio you’d be hard pressed to find a better recognition app.

Final Score:8/10

Thanks for reading, if you liked this post make sure to keep an eye out for our reviews of Vhista, and Seeing AI early next week.

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