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Swift and camera text recognition?

Hi all!

I believe that I have a good idea for an app that I first want to build for iOS, but as an almost beginner it's difficult to know where I should start. The alternatives are so many.

Without giving to much away I need the app to primarily scan text from the camera, without having to snap photos.

I have been fiddling around with Tesseract OCR, but so far I've only been able to scan photos that the camera has already taken.

Should I move over to AV Foundation instead? Core Image? Vision Framework?

I want the app to be compatible backwards, since the market that I'm targeting is not a market that has easy access to the latest iOS updates.

Can anybody point me in a good direction of where to start?

I greatly appreciate all the help I can get!

1 Answer

Emre Havan
Emre Havan
8,569 Points

Vision, and AVKit frameworks might be useful for your purpose. I suggest you to watch this video to have some idea about how to scan things with camera:


This is great advice and a terrific link! Thank you so much!