October 11, 2012 – Foster City, CA (Vision Objects Worldwide User Conference) – Vision Objects, the worldwide leader in handwriting recognition technology - today announced MyScript Web Services, a new online service for developers seeking to integrate state-of-the-art handwriting recognition into virtually any app.
This service provides accurate recognition for handwriting in 32 languages, as well as geometrical shapes and mathematical equations. Based on award-winning MyScript technology, MyScript Web Services makes use of HTML5 to provide developers with a more intuitive way of interacting with Web applications from mobile devices. Furthermore, developers that make use of digital ink to capture data in their applications can now benefit from this service to also add full recognition with unprecedented simplicity.
Handwriting recognition has never been easier to implement
MyScript Web Services allows developers to harness the power of MyScript without having to master some of the more complex settings found in the traditional SDK package, MyScript Builder. By moving the recognition task and all the language libraries to the cloud, developers can free up significant memory resources for their core application without having to compromise on features.
Resulting applications let users input data using natural handwriting on their touchscreen devices, instead of resorting to the virtual keyboard that can be cumbersome (especially on smaller screens). In fact, any digital writing device can benefit from this service and benefit from the highly accurate recognition service that MyScript delivers.
Adding mathematical statements and shapes recognition
Perhaps one of the most tedious input tasks to do with a keyboard is writing mathematical equations. With MyScript Web Services, developers can render mathematical expressions in MathML or LaTeX by simply capturing the statement through writing as one would do with pen and paper. In addition, rendering and beautification of shapes such as squares, circles, triangles lines and arrows can be processed through this online service and offers a powerful tool for developers looking to implement design and drawing tasks.
A cloud service based on a robust backend
MyScript Web Services is hosted on dedicated servers offering a secure, scalable and redundant architecture and connected to multiple Internet backbones to ensure optimal response time and availability. Developers can monitor the usage of the service through a comprehensive administrative console.