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With Menu Snap, you can now search and translate your food menu items easily even if its in a foreign language.
Don't know how to type that foreign text into your phone for a quick Google Search?
Use Menu Snap to snap a photo of your menu and we will process the menu items for you using optical character recognition.
Scanned menus are presented in a user friendly layout for users to click and explore.
Simply Search & Translate the items on your menu to get a good idea of each food item.
Search brings up rich imagery and descriptions to help you better understand what's on your food menu.
Translate localizes the food menu item and description for you so you can understand it in your native language.
What you can do with Menu Snap
Scan a menu with your camera
Scan a digital image of your menu
Bring up rich image search results
Translation support for 50+ languages
Save your menus for future reference
Beautiful Material design animations.
It's so much more convenient than having to Google search for your food items one by one.
Menu Snap makes all that information about your food one tap away from you.
Start using it when you visit that shiny new restaurant in the neighborhood, scan all their food names, learn how they look like and how to translate each of your food items to over 50 languages and then give us your feedback!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the app use a lot of data?
A: No it minimizes data usage by compressing the image and preloading only thumbnail images of the food items.
This gives a confirmed data usage of ~200kB for scanning each menu.
In our testing, the average user would only use ~700kB per menu to get all the info he needs at the restaurant.
In other words, its negligible compared to your Facebook or Instagram usage.
Q: What are you guys using for the OCR service?
A: We are using the Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs. More specifically it is the computer vision API powered by Microsoft's machine learning backend.
Q: How does the OCR perform under poor conditions? (blur images, dark lighting)
A: Like any other OCR service, MenuSnap requires a menu image of decent quality to provide a good scan of the menu. The OCR quality gets better with the image quality of the menu photo.
Q: How many languages can the app translate into?
A: We are using Bing Translator API which provides translations into 50+ languages. However some of these languages are not supported by Android so do report back if there are any issues with translations into your language.
For other questions feel free to drop us an email.
Photos taken through MenuSnap may be retained by Microsoft for service improvement purposes.
This is for the OCR service and no private information would be retained by MenuSnap.