Project Hawaii Releases Cloud Services SDK for Windows Phone 7 Beta
This OCR service is the next step in the evolution of Project Hawaii, the Microsoft Research project that is exploring how to take full advantage of the cloud to enhance the use of smartphones.
With Hawaii OCR, you can use your smartphone's camera to take a picture of an object that contains text (in Roman characters), send the image to the cloud, and in return receive a Unicode string of the text. This text string can be used in a number of interesting scenarios, such as translation of street signs or restaurant menus.
Download the SDK and start building Windows Phone 7 apps today. For more details, read the Aloha: Text from the Cloud blog.