Crowdsourcing Wearable Tech Recognition Apps and Giving Unkown Talent a Chance at Something Big

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The positive visual detection (not negative identity detection) company Orbeus and Steve Chen (YouTube Co-Founder) partnered with and used BountyHunter to create hundreds of new API recognition software ideas

Making sure its face and scene detection API platform is a powerful choice with Google glass, because it doesn’t face privacy issues due to a lack of identity detection, was only the first step for Orbeus' facial recognition software ReKognition. Being the focus of the integrated facial recognition for Google glass isn't much without a powerful arsenal of app software concepts to back it up.

So Orbeus set out quickly to tackle that front too. They partnered with BountyHunter,, a Creative's Competition Platform, to generate their next future app ideas from the BountyHunter community, featuring Youtube co-founder Steve Chen as a principal judge. (

Starting out, they had several apps implementing features with face/scene/object recognition engines such as: one where you have to open your eyes for 10 seconds to stop the morning alarm, or one where you can take a picture of yourself and be graded by your percentage of similarity to a celebrity. They then looked to expand and populate ReKognition with even broader ideas.

Many concepts, from the silly and partying type to the 'bordering genius' kind of app, poured in from all across the globe to contribute and win the grand prize of $2000 with a chance to become part of the team implementing the idea. With the contributing effect of BountyHunter’s marketing capabilities, the news of the competition went viral, scoring them hundreds of app prototypes, huge presence across social media, and accompanying voting from the community everywhere. Winners, having just been revealed, now have a standing chance to become part of the growth of revolutionary wearable tech.,, was just seen at the annual California College of the Arts Expo, showing art students how to utilize their competitions to offset school costs and increase exposure as they find their way to creative and career success. They will also be activating students with an in person drawing competition at RECESS’s (, arts and entertainment tour stop, at University of Pacific in Stockton, CA on Friday, March 18, 2014

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