Developer Explains New Camera Code Redeemer in iTunes 11

Posted November 30, 2012 at 7:10pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11058 views

Geppy Parziale, a developer who worked on the new camera Code Redeemer in iTunes 11, explains a little about how it works. The feature lets you hold up your iTunes Gift Card to your computer's camera to redeem it.

A very sophisticated set of image processing and computer vision algorithms extracts the 16-digit code from the iTunes Card and converts it into a string in few milliseconds. Core Animation, Accelerate, Core Graphics, GCD, AVFoundation and other frameworks were combined together to meet some very strict performance and usability requirements.

When you present the redeem code to the camera, the surrounding rectangle of the code is immediately localized within the camera scene and highlighted with a white rectangle. If you move the card in front of the camera, this white rectangle follows the card movements. After few milliseconds, the redeem code is converted in a string and then, of course, in money credit, so you can buy songs or apps.


Interestingly, the camera Code Redeemer can also be used by the blind. VoiceOver is utilized to help the user position the card in front of the camera.

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bepolite - December 1, 2012 at 5:16am
According to your language and low IQ level, you might be a drug addict... get lost boozer!
Spitup - November 30, 2012 at 8:08pm
Hey AKs. You Dumb Fuck IClarified did not write this or make this up. They are only posting what has been released from the developer. You are a Fucking Retard. Like you said you use to work there. They Fired your dumb ass. If you do not like this site then Faaaaaaaaack off. Cunt Face.
Aks - November 30, 2012 at 7:29pm
Ha ha ha. Whats the f***** big deal about it? I have worked in a Software company where we wrote applications to scan a check and convert the image to post to the banks. And yeah, we did that 4 years ago. So please grow up iClarified.
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