Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Photomath in 2015

2015 was an interesting year for Photomath. A lot of work has been put into improving the app and assuring the best possible user experience. That work has been recognized not just by students and their parents but also by media and tech sector.

At the beginning of 2015, a long awaited Android version of Photomath was released. Compared to previous versions for iOS and WP, new Photomath had many new features and usability improvements. This version provided better support for high school level math packed with completely new and simpler way of displaying math solutions. Throughout the year solver improvements continued and Photomath became powerful enough to scan derivations, integrals and other advanced math problems.

Another major progress happened at the end of 2015 when Photomath 2.0 for iOS was released. The main new feature is Math Keyboard which, for the first time, gives users the opportunity to type-in math problems. With this new feature users now have the option to edit scanned mathematical problems, as well as to use Photomath as a very powerful scientific calculator.

All the effort put into improving Photomath was recognized by those most important - our users. Photomath app has been featured as the best free app multiple times and it has hit over 24M downloads and 4M monthly active users.

Tech sector also recognised that Photomath represents the revolution in both education and modern technology. Photomath is a proud winner of 4YFN competition in Barcelona in a category Digital Media which is the world's largest startup competition on mobile technologies and business models. Photomath team also participated at the Netexplo Forum 2015 and received the Award for the app in the field of educational technology.

Throughout the year Photomath has been covered by many major media companies including CNN, Forbes, Time, CBS, MailOnline, Reuters, Huffington post etc. Photomath also collaborated with the biggest Croatian telecommunication company Hrvatski Telekom through organising math competition HTmatika for students. The main aim of this project was to promote mathematics as an essential and vital discipline but also to show how usable and fascinating it can be.

Here we presented only a short description of all that was happening around Photomath throughout the year. What isn’t described is our everyday work that is inspired by constant communication with our users. On this communication we base our plans for the future. We want Photomath to be the tool children and their parents turn to when they struggle with Math. Photomath should provide instant help for many different math problems, from kindergarten to high school and more. Using Photomath, children should learn better, and get better grades. This is our plan for 2016.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Dear Photomath users,

We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year filled with joy, success and loads of solved math problems :)

May 2016 be your best year yet.

Monday, December 14, 2015

What makes the new Photomath 2.0 so awesome?

For all those students struggling with solving math problems as well as parents checking their children's homework there are some great news! A completely new version of Photomath, one of the most popular educational apps in the world, is out now. Photomath is powered by MicroBlinks’ OCR technology which enables it to read and solve math using your smartphone camera - in real-time.

While Photomath 1.0 was recognized as a dream come true for students struggling with math, also being the number one iTunes app a couple of times, the new Photomath 2.0 offers improvements in all areas that made the original so great. The most significant new feature is the Math Keyboard which, for the first time, gives users the opportunity to type-in math problems. Now, in a situation where scanning isn’t possible, users can type in a math problem and receive the answer instantly on screen. In seconds, by either scanning or typing math problems, users can get detailed step-by-step solving instructions.

Above all, with the math keyboard users have the option of editing scanned mathematical problems and observing how the changes affect the solving process which greatly improves the process of learning. Photomath is first and foremost a learning tool and it's very important how well the app explains math problem solutions. That’s why we’ve completely refreshed the looks of Photomath, making it much more intuitive and easier to use. Apart from step-by-step solutions, we’ve included better explanations that often include additional information - for example which formula to use.

Apart from using Photomath for getting help and learning how to solve math problems, Photomath can also be used as a very powerful scientific calculator with features ranging from simple operations, through trigonometry, to algebra and calculus.

Moreover, the new version brings more educational value by solving more advanced mathematical expressions and is now localised to sixteen languages, improving the user experience for non-english speakers.

Photomath is still entirely free, but everyone that wants to support its growth can do so by becoming a “Photomath Supporter”.

With its improved functionality, Photomath 2.0 the essential app for every kid that struggles with math.

Photomath 2.0 is currently available for iOS. A new Android version is scheduled for late 1Q/2016.