This article compares 7 online image recognition services in the context of food recognition. In particular, my goal was to find out which service is best suited to recognize and classify the dish you ordered in a restaurant based on a picture you took.
For context, I am the co-founder of the spoonacular recipe API, an online service all about food. We have recently built our own food image detection algorithm and this article is a product of our research into the competitive landscape.
There are plenty of services out there, but I decided to compare the following as they…
I have recently written a short e-mail course on how to think more clearly. While the entire course is pretty long I want to share a checklist that summarizes the entire course and is easy to digest.
After logging over 10 million search queries from Site Search 360 users, we learned a lot about what and how people are searching on websites.
This article will give you some solid statistics and insights that you can use to build and improve your own search. Let’s dive right into the data!
The average query length is 1.6 words or 11.34 characters. In the pie chart below you can see that 86% of queries are 1 or 2 words.
Search Box Size and Position
How big should you make your site’s search bar? This depends of course on…
Every day thousands of new products are released. All of them fighting for our attention and very few worthy of it. The biggest companies with the largest marketing budget can yell at you the loudest to increase chances that you buy.
I do not consider myself a person that buys new things all the time but I find myself looking at the latest new gadgets before deciding that I don’t need them as they don’t add enough value to my life. In this short article I want to explore one simple idea: Life Improvement Points (LIP™)
Let me use an…
This article explains the different elements of a web search. After reading this, you’ll know which elements to look out for when tuning and optimizing your search for your visitors.
The search always starts with a query. This query could be typed, spoken, uploaded (as an image for example), or even drawn. I’ll focus on three common search input methods here.
The classic, good ol’ search bar. Not much introduction needed for this one. There are, however, some variations on the type and power of the search bar. Let’s have a look at those variations.
How every search bar is…