For as long as some can remember,searching up items to shop for has been around for a long time. Even on websites to shop from, like amazon, text searching narrows the products and shows what one might want for the most part. However the game is changing, every one has experienced seeing some photo online of a nicely decorated kitchen, and wanting that cabinet or that kitchen table. With the advancement of Visual search, someone can now click on an item in a picture and get results for similar items elsewhere. This new way of searching can convenience shoppers everywhere.
The slyce app is apart of this new visual search team. It allows people to take a picture of virtually anything and find items matching or similar to what they took a photo of. Going back to convenience, instead of having to type in some long, descriptive sentence to find an exact match, one can now take a picture or use a previously saved picture to find similar items. Someone can slice anything from lipstick to a kitchen table. Visual search saves a significant amount of time and that is all people want. This app is perfect for someone who is short on time or always in a rush.
The Neiman Marcus shopping brand has taken great use of this slyce technology. Their new motto for this technology, snap, find, shop, is literally as easy as it sounds. One could be anywhere and see a sweater to die for. They can simply take a photo of the item, and see what this brand has to offer that is similar or maybe even the same. Instead of scrolling through a chosen category for minutes and minutes, you can go right to the item as well as the items that relate to it.
Although visual search is making big advancements it is not available for everything just yet. The details that go into making this technology so great is hard to achieve by most things. Pinterest is one of the only other apps that have this visual search technology mastered by itself. However, technology is always advancing and it won’t be long before people can visually search anywhere.