WhatTheFont as Shazam, but for the characters and fantastic for the designers. The application a mobile version of the site developed by MyFonts
WhatTheFont as Shazam, but for the characters and fantastic for the designers. The application a mobile version of the site previously developed by MyFonts and recognizes any type of character to which you point the lens of your smartphone, including similar font variations. The app also allows you to purchase fonts directly through MyFonts or even share them on social media.
According to Seah Chickering-Burchesky, Senior UX Designer of MyFonts, the application can identify 130,000 fonts thanks to the help of machine learning. The latest version of the app can identify more characters in an image, as well as linked scripts.
Tested, pointing the smartphone directly at a web page where characters were known, the app seemed to work perfectly.
The application aims to make it easier for designers and anyone who needs to recognize which fonts are used in any text, from websites to print media. There are some websites that recognize fonts, such as Matcherator and WhatFontIs, but this one, which turns out to be the first effective mobile app with this functionality.