Scanning into the future
New Year – New Scanner!
We’re incredible proud to finally announce the first magic card scanner that not only recognises the set but also the language of a card.
Why this is important
And how it worked in the past
In the past we’ve focussed on improving the Optical Character Recognition, short OCR, to identify a card. While scanning a card and adding it to your collection based on the name is a good way to start a beta test, recognising the correct card information including is the real game changer!
Remember the time you accidentally sold your english Shivan Dragon and it turned out to be a foil japanese one? Yeah, me neither.
Anyway language and set recognition is something we’ve been working on for quite a while now and today we’re confidant enough to test it in the android application.
That being said: If you find a card that’s being added with wrong attributes, take a screenshot and send it to us.
Old vs New Scanner
OCR vs OCR & Neural Net
In other News
New Graphs, Bottom Bar and Faster UI
The redesign of our price graph has been in our backlog for quite some time. Today we’re launching a more detailed diagram including weekly, monthly and yearly price history.
Furthermore we moved the add to, duplicate, edit and delete actions to the bottom to simplify the UI.
Overall the team made huge changes to the database and processing of data within the app. This change helped us to speed up the app performance and improve the general user experience.
Thank you for reading, I know … #MTGM25 spoilers are more interesting than changelogs but we want to involve you in the development process! As always: if you have something on your mind, whether you found a bug or miss a key feature feel free to:
Until next time!
Peer from Snapcardster
* based on a Google Play Store research on March 5th. 2018. If you build a card scanner that can also recognise the language, hit me up!