The first thing that TinEye reminded me of was Shazam, the music-finding app that almost instantly recognizes songs that are playing on the radio or the stereo when you hold the iPhone up to a speaker. I’ve shown that app to several people — non-geeks — and each time their jaw dropped open in amazement that such a magical thing was possible. Just seeing it made them want to get an iPhone so that they could use it just for that app alone. I think the TinEye music search is another example of an app that could potentially spark that kind of reaction. It’s just so simple.
Interesting stuff from a great Toronto-based company. I can hardly wait to see what else CEO Leila Boujnane and the Idee gang come up with. Leila said the iPhone app should be submitted to Apple later this week, and should be ready to download soon afterwards.