PhotoMath: App that solves equations by using your mobile phone camera

PhotoMath reads and solves mathematical expressions by using the camera of your mobile device in real time. It makes math easy and simple by educating users how to solve math problems.

PhotoMath may sound like it is simply helping kids cheat, but the app also provides a step-by-step guide showing how each of the problems are solved. The step-by-step guide is beneficial to students that do not have access to a tutor and struggle with solving math problems. Parents can also use the PhotoMath app to jog their memory when teaching math to their kids.

PhotoMath currently supports basic arithmetics, fractions, decimal numbers, linear equations and several functions like logarithms.The PhotoMath app uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to read the equation and calculates the answers within seconds. There is a red frame in the PhotoMath app that you have to use to capture the equation.

Here is a video demo of how PhotoMath works:


The app is available for Windows Phone and iOS only.
For Android it will be available from early 2015. Subscribe to their mailing list to get notified.