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We certainly aren't trying to replace CI - it's very much for 'hand in hand' operation. Thanks for your feedback!
The "tweet" app sounds pretty cool -- does twitter accept new lines in tweets? That would be pretty key for it to work (I'm not 100% sure how well encoding would work on an 11x11 image, but I would be pretty curious to see).
Anyway, thank you for the feedback -- we realized the general idea had been done before, we just wanted to put a little twist on it and make it a little easier to use.
some apps do, some do not. yeah other people could get pretty confused if they don't support it.
I've tried the idea out on several images and 11x11 is pretty hard. it's very hard to tell what the original image was. :( the ascii generation would probably need some edge-finding preprocessing for it even to get close to working.
oh, and of course all of this on a phone would be sweet too. :)
I'm pretty sure we could improve the conversion process with edge detection and whatnot, though I think you are right that 11x11 will be tough. The main thing I was worried about with twitter is that it isn't a monospaced font on the web site. Maybe there is a way to choose characters that all have the same (or similar widths) in the possible outputs.
I'll check 11x11 locally and see how it turns out, but again, I think you are right that it will be hard to do. It is a cool idea though
Thank you. :)
Yeah, their dictionary is very weird. :) They don't know words like "friday" and "egypt", but they ok with words like "vozhd".
Maybe I can crowdsource it in the future. You know you scratch the word that failed and add new words you had luck with. :)
how do you scratch failed words?
I mean in the future. Sorry for the false hopes. :)
ah, crowdsourcing would be a nice way to build the matching dictionary. I hear ZZZ is an accepted/shifty word too. it'd be fun to split-test word-finding algorithms too and then based on which words people say they played, slowly pick a winning algorithm.
Matching dictionary would be useful :) I'm wondering how people find those words, just type random stuff and press submit? :)
For sure when there would more than 3 users including myself we can test things. :) I think word elimination would be good next feature to work on. It annoys me too, to enter long word and find out it's not in their dictionary. :)