Artificial Intelligence and Android Apps

How is AI paving their ways in Android app development?

Apps were smart but they are getting smarter with the addition of newer technologies like AI, AR, VR, and ML. With the enterprise and business facing crucial competition, they are striving to add every possible innovative addition that provides them a competitive edge and something extraordinary than the usual Android apps. Looks like AI has some significant impact on the business and enterprise apps. According to the reports of Statista AI is expected to cross $17 Billion by the end of 2020. I bet you want to be a part of this booming industry.

The best way is to start incorporating it in the Android apps. It will take your apps to whole another level. Here is how.

  1. Face Detection

This is a cool feature which accompanies with added security. There was a time when such features were just in high-security places. But, now it can be integrated into your Android apps as well. Face detection is all about identifying the user’s face in digital images. This technology is already in existence, you just need to integrate it into your Android app and make it cool, innovative, and highly secure. Also, the market is at the inception stage of accepting and implementing it which can give your app a competitive advantage.

  1. Landmark Detection

It’s a very unique AI feature you can integrate it into your Android app. It helps to locate particular points in the 2D image. With such feature, real estate apps would be highly benefited. If you are having trouble getting required users to your real estate app, AI can be the solution to your problem. It is basically the core part of the complex research process. It is part of the improved security process for payment transactions. With this feature, the payment will be safer for users. People can lay trust easily.

  1. Smart Reply

We have seen what this feature has done to Gmail. People just loved the smart reply feature.

It’s just great how they combined AI and ML technologies to avail highly personalized experience. By integrating smart reply feature, the user can save a lot of time during a conversation.

Effectiveness of AI
Effectiveness of AI

The user needs to type a word and there will be a suggestion about the next word or to complete an entire sentence. This will be a great addition for the business Android application. Well, the Android app development company might charge a bit extra but the investment is worth the return. Not every Android app has this feature which will surge the demand of your app, number of visitors, and hence increasing the engagement as well.

  1. Personalized Experience

Creating a customer base might be a bit easy but, maintaining them is tricky. There are always new things entering the market and the chances of user shifting to other apps are high. If you provide the users with a personalized experience, they are bound to stick with your app. Artificial intelligence offers predictive analysis according to the user’s likes and behavior and also show recommendation based on it. This way the user will find things that they like and won’t have scroll the entire app for that. Apps like Facebook, Netflix, Amazon Prime, have already adapted AI in their app and users love it.

  1. Text Recognition

It takes two processes to integrate this feature into the Android app. The first is detecting texts from media files in video and image formats. The second is getting the detected text. The feature basically breaks the text into different segments to detect the text. This feature has a lot of potential for modern businesses. At present, there are several word-based Android game apps that make use of this feature to provide gamers with the task relating to words.

  1. Image Labeling

Android developers can make use of this AI feature in varied ways. An image labeler app can allow the developers to give an interactive label to the image. Classifying an image would be a lot easier along with giving a label to rectangular ROI and pixel semantic segmentation with the technology. The user will feel more attached to the images and objects of the android app with image labeling.

  1. Chatbots

Considered as one of the most revolutionary innovation in the Android app development field; chatbots are great when it comes to communicating with the audience, collecting information and data, and availing the users with the enhanced services. Healthcare, insurance, and eCommerce are the industries that are going to benefit the most if they integrate chatbots into their apps.

Android App Ideas
Android App Ideas

Also, it’s a cost saver. You will be relieved from hiring a customer executive to answer the users 24/7. Chatbots will give a human-like experience.

Conclusion

Well, AI has already paved its way into the Android app. I suppose it’s high time if you are considering hiring an Android app development company to deploy your app, choose the one having the abilities to integrate AI. I suggest you don’t wait till the time when every single app has this functionality and your extra cost doesn’t even pay you off. It’s just to sustain the market. At this stage, the innovation can give you a higher return.

 

Author Bio: Pratik Kanada is the CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, a mobile app development company. He loves writing about leadership, start-up quests, social media, the latest tech trends, and mobile applications.

 

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Kid Watching VR Movie

Netflix 3D Movies: How to Watch the Best Flicks Using VR Headset (Guest Blog)

Internet streaming has been taking the world by storm. TV viewership today is more about streaming shows and movies on Netflix than buying cable subscriptions or borrowing DVDs. After all, it is the most dominant source of watching entertainment offerings and for good reason. But what is Netflix anyway? It started as a DVD rental service by mail in 1997. Instead of renting each DVD, subscribers could opt for a monthly plan. However, by that time in 2005 when the idea of renting movies started to slowly lose its popularity, Netflix had already acquired a loyal customer base of 4.2 million subscribers.

The evolution of Netflix

In 2007, Netflix made a big announcement of streaming shows and movies directly to their PCs. Post that move, Netflix gradually started to partner major content streaming peripherals, which provided fans with various streaming alternatives. Netflix is now available for streaming on Apple devices, Xbox, and most smartphones.

3D content selection

Netflix not just provides TV and movie content, but now offers a limited 3D content selection. The ability to view the content in 3D is based on a compatible video display. Virtual reality in cinema lets you watch Netflix movies on various compatible devices. In fact, 3D movie viewing in a virtual reality headset is the next major invention in filmmaking. That kind of experience is stated to be the future. Premium locations have already designed plans to offer studio quality VR experienced in theatres very soon.

VR Cinema
VR Cinema

With big names of Hollywood starting to team up, it essentially means that you will be able to view 3D movies on Netflix using virtual reality headsets. With such a revelation, you’ll have countless numbers of videos coming soon to space.

Virtual reality devices and Netflix

Feast your eyes with the immersive virtual reality headsets that enable you to explore the world of3D movies. The latest gadgets are so smart that you can watch 3D movies from the comfort of your home. Even the basic VR headsets will give you an actually nice experience of watching 3D movies.

With Netflix now offering selective 3D content, you can stream any sort of similar video using VR headset. It is possible to watch the streaming on any supported device, but this wasn’t the scenario even some time back. Netflix had started streaming TV shows and movies but eventually stopped the same in 2012 as the viewership wasn’t so high at that time.

How to watch 3D content on Netflix?

Currently the world’s largest video distributor, Netflix has over 70 million viewers across 190 countries. The collection of movies and TV content at Netflix is so huge that you will find almost every movie possible, including 3D movies and documentaries.

VR Headset Closer Look
VR Headset Closer Look

Are you looking watch 3D movies on Netflix? Here are few things you must ensure first:

  • Make sure you have a 3D TV or a device that is compatible with the content you intend to stream. Regular movies can be watched on most gadgets; however, 3D movies require this special setting.
  • Install the 3D Netflix app that enables you to get direct access to 3D content on your compatible device.
  • Look to see whether your internet service protocol is able to access Netflix Open Connect Content Delivery Network.
  • Check to see whether your internet download speed is at least 6 Mbps as these movies do consume a lot of Bandwidth.
  • To be able to order 3D movies on Netflix, you should have a TV that supports 3D streaming and a Blu-ray disc.

List of 3D movies to watch on Netflix

Although, Netflix doesn’t have a ton of 3D blockbusters in store for viewers, here are few of the best mentions that you can enjoy using your VR headset.

AVATAR

There was a revolution in 3D filming after Avatar, yet not many directors have been able to create that magnificent environment using their camerawork. Avatar gets a special mention in the list and it is recommended to watch the epic movie in 3D available on Netflix.

TRON LEGACY

The absolutely 3D visual effect is a treat for the eyes. The movie looks spectacular using your VR headset and the artistically done CGI only makes it so wonderful to watch.

LIFE OF PI

The audience is taken on a roller coaster from the start to the finish with the right 3D visual effects done to enhance the experience of moviegoers. With a Netflix subscription and supportive devices, including a 3D VR headgear, just sit back at home and enjoy.

GRAVITY

Gravity is one movie you cannot miss viewing in 3D. The space and the entire environment in a vacuum seem so real that it’s just the perfectly designed movie that you should watch on Netflix.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

The heartwarming story of a boy who befriended a dragon is a must watch for all animated movies. The scene that comprises of the dragon flying is almost next to a real dragon! That is achieved with the 3D movie making. Do watch it today on Netflix.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Fury Road is a stunning 3D movie that only makes this list complete. The story of the Road Warrior is incredible and you should not miss out watching it in 3D.

OTHER TITLES

  • A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures
  • Animals United
  • Animen: The Galactic Battle
  • Dino King
  • Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  • Little Brother Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure
  • Pina
  • Saving Santa
  • Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer

The list is still small and with the VR headsets making it to the homes of moviegoers, more will be added to the same. For now, we hope that people are going to enjoy much more the 3D experience, which will ensure more movies are added to the list Other additions are stated to be made on time as other movies and TV series are now coming in this format. Keep watching this space for more news as we update the list of movies released in 3D here.

Author Bio

Davor is a full-time writer with an extensive skill-set. During last few years, he established himself as a contributor and consultant for few online businesses and startups. During his free time, Davor usually plays Fortnite, shoots airsoft buddies or chills by the seaside.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: All you need to know about it

Qualcomm has announced the expansion of its latest smartphone platform with the latest Snapdragon 845 processor. The new chipset have several improvements on board including new processing technology for improved modem.

Qualcomm’s press release is heavily focused on multimedia, virtual reality and security but this is not done yet, it has lots of more than that, lets dive deeper into the chip to know the full features of the upcoming next year flagship.

Collection of processing upgrades

The Snapdragon 845 features a new Kryo 385 CPU architecture with an advanced Adreno 630 GPU. The chip is built on Samsung’s 10nm LPP FinFET technology; the 2nd Generation 10nm node offers 10-percent elevated performance and 15% lower power consumption compared to the first generation chip.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Collection of Processing Upgrades
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Collection of Processing Upgrades

As seen on last year, the Kryo 385 is built on Arm Cortex technology and Qualcomm promised that the new off-the-shelf design from Arm offers up to a 25 performance uplift compared with the last year’s Snapdragon 835.

The new design seems to be based on ARM’s DynamIQ technology and latest Cortex-A75 and A55 CPU designs. The newly introduced chipset offers 2MB L3 cache to improve the task and memory sharing capabilities between different core types in the shared cluster.

The four performance cores clocks up to 2.8 GHz which can be paired with four power efficient cores clocks up to 1.7 GHz. All these sits in same cluster to offer superior task scheduling and awareness of saving energy and lower memory latency capabilities.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Comparison with Snapdragon 835 and 821
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Comparison with Snapdragon 835 and 821

The new Adreno 630 Visual Processing Subsystem is present on the latest offering of Qualcomm. According to Qualcomm, there’s a promised 30% improvement in graphics and video rendering and reduction in power consumption compared to the Adreno 540.

The latest chipset offers great improvements as Qualcomm make a big take on Augmented and Virtual Reality with the Snapdragon 845. The Adreno 630 supports displays of up to 2K x 2K with a resolution of up to 120 Hz for a crisp and fluid display.

Foveated rendering, which lessen rendering requirements by reducing the resolution in your peripheral visualization, is now supported via Adreno foveation. It supports tile rendering, eye tracking, multiView rendering and fine grain preemption. The Snapdragon 845 is the first platform to facilitate room-scale 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) of movement along with simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) capabilities which can enable features such as wall-collision detection.

Optimized for AI

Qualcomm has confirmed that the Snapdragon 845 doesn’t have integrated AI processor, something that Apple and Huawei are incorporating in recent times. Instead, Qualcomm is refining the algorithms two times better to power up the machine learning applications. With this incorporation, the Snapdragon 845 gets a 3x increase in AI operations as compared to the Snapdragon 835.

With a combination of CPU and GPU improvements the Snapdragon 845 also comprise a 3rd Gen Vector DSP with HVX known as the Hexagon 685 to optimize the AI and imaging workloads.

Qualcomm also confirms the presence of its onboard Aqstic audio codec, in this case the WCD9341. This component offers low power monitoring for keyword detection and processing to help power virtual assistants. It also boasts 130 dB of dynamic range, -109 dB THD+N, and supports 32-bit / 384 kHz PCM and DSD64/128 music playback support for audiophiles.

The Snapdragon 845 is also yet further handy for developers keen to get their machine learning applications up and running on the platform. The Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK now supports TensorFlow Lite and the Open Neural Network Exchange, in accumulation of the stock TensorFlow and Facebook’s Caffe/Caffe2. The Snapdragon 845 also supports Google’s Android Nueral Networks API for use with Android 8.1.

Best for Multimedia

For the multimedia, Qualcomm’s latest Spectra image signal processor is totally rebuilt and upgraded from the ground up. The new Spectra 280 ISP introduces several new video capture options including 480 FPS slow motion 720p video, 60 fps video recording at up to 16 megapixels of resolution, and capable to capture 64x more high-dynamic range (HDR) color information.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip 2 of 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip 2 of 5

The component can also handle power efficient multi-frame noise reduction, accelerated software image stabilization, and motion compensated temporal filtering, compared to others, helps to take the load of the CPU. 10-bit HDR support remains in place, complete with support for the Rec. 2020 gamut for 4K/Ultra HD content that pops off the screen.

 

To help download and share high quality content, the Snapdragon 845 possesses an improved Wi-Fi modem and the company’s X20 LTE modem for faster speeds than the gigabit. The X20 LTE modem is Category 18 LTE compliant and offers up to 1.2 Gbps downloads and 150 Mbps uploads rate. The modem also supports License Assisted Access (LAA) for unlicensed spectrum, 5x carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO on up to 3 carriers, and dual SIM-dual VoLTE. For the WiFi, there’s diversity-enhanced 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi for extra strong multi-gigabit exposure at speeds up to 4.6 Gbps. There’s also integrated 802.11ac Wi-Fi with advanced features that provide up to a 16x faster connection setup, simultaneous dual-band support, and 30 percent more capacity utilization. Now, downloading and uploading content shouldn’t be a headache for users.

Everything you need to know about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845
Everything you need to know about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845

Optimized for Extra Security

In the implementation of security features, Snapdragon 845 has a new integrated hardware security subsystem called the Secure Processing Unit (SPU).The dedicated silicon chip is used as a vault to protect any saved biometric information such as fingerprints, iris or face scans which is built on Qualcomm’s existing security software. The hardware can also be used for storing user and application security keys used for encryption to keep them safe from any security beach from both apps and OS level threats. This should keep your financial transactions and sensitive data more secure as our phones are containing plenty of sensitive data and financial transactions well, it’s a much needed feature for users to protect their confidential data and transactions.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Extra Security Features
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Extra Security Features

Fast Charging, the chip has been upgraded to Quick Charge 4+ which is designed to keep the devices cooler and charges the devices 15% more efficiently and it is 15% faster than the Quick Charge 4 technology standard. Ultimately, Bluetooth 5 is now supported to pair the latest peripherals, along with aptX and aptX HD Bluetooth codec support for audiophiles who have gone wireless.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Advanced Bluetooth TrueWireless
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Advanced Bluetooth TrueWireless

According to Qualcomm, they have made some proprietary enhancements in the Bluetooth 5 hardware to enable the support for ultra-low power wireless earbud support and direct audio broadcast to multiple devices.

All set for 2018

If you are a Qualcomm follower and loves the Snapdragon than the Snapdragon 845 also feels familiar to you. The chip performance is improved to 25-30% which cannot be ignored but the Qualcomm’s biggest strength is to provide a SoC which is optimized for delighting the smartphone owners.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 5G

The Snapdragon 845 is equipped and optimized to handle various processing requirements of machine learning applications along with the capabilities to support virtual and mixed reality, with support of pre-5G data connectivity to capture and stream high quality multimedia.

The Snapdragon 845 is currently tested by the corporate customers and is expected to be seen on the commercial devices of early 2018. Xiaomi has already confirmed to use the SD 845 on their next flagship and very soon we will hear more new announcements from the giants such as Samsung, LG, Oneplus and others from following the same suite.

 

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Xiaomi Virtual Reality Headset Mi VR Play

Xiaomi Launched Virtual Reality Headset VR Play in India at Rs. 999, Know what is Virtual Reality Headset!

Xiaomi’s Virtual Reality Headset Mi VR Play is now launched and available for people to buy in India. The headset weighs about 208 grams and has 91mm thickness. Xiaomi used ordinary components in it, users can view 360 degree YouTube videos through this headset or even they can see the company’s live stream too with this gadget.

 

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi launched their Virtual Reality Headset VR Play in India. Mi VR Play is priced Rs. 999 and will be available from 20th December 2016, users can buy this headset from 20 December 2016. You can buy this gadget from Mi Store only as it is only available on company’s official website at least for now.

But the interesting fact is, the gadget is released in August in 2016 in China, where it is seller at 1 yuan (Rs. 10) as in an offer. If you have used Google Cardboard ever, then this gadget is also working the same concept, nothing is different. Recently, Google launched their Virtual Reality Headset known as the “DayDream”.

It looks very premium in terms of Design and Build Quality, it has a zipper and the device is made with Lycra. It has a slot to connect or hold your smartphone and lowers the risk of the fall on the smartphones. This slot helps to protect device from falling accidents. During the launch company announced that it support all smartphones having the screen size between 4.7 inches to 5.7 inches, means these phones can be connected to the devices.

The Virtual Reality Headset is launched in India at Rs .999 and weighs around 208 grams and has a thickness of 91mm. Xiaomi utilized ordinary components in this VR headset. Users can view the YouTube’s 360 degree videos through this virtual reality headset and can also view the live streams of the company’s various live events. Xiaomi always host a live stream whenever they supposed to launch any new product in India and overseas countries.

When you wear this headset and view a 360 degree video, you feel like you are also a part of the video or watching it in reality. It’s really interesting and amazing. Xiaomi is really such inventing and launching precious gadgets which get great attention from the Tech Gurus and audiences. So, till then enjoy your day guys and thanks for visiting @ShouTech, have a great day!

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