Color ID Free
By GreenGar Studios
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Color Identifier uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the names of colors in real-time. It's an Augmented Reality app for discovering the names of the colors around you!
The color names are fun and specific: Paris Daisy, Lavender Rose, Moon Mist, and many more. The app also supports Simple Colors. Tap the color square at the top left corner to toggle between Simple Colors and Exotic Colors.
It can be a useful app for the blind and visually impaired, but I think it's fun for everyone.
It will also tell you the hex value of the color, so you can identify exactly what color the camera sees.
It's fast, easy, and fun! Try it today.
"Best App Ever" - JJ Sutherland, NPR
"How wonderful! This could also help me avoid arguments with my wife about what color something is. I have such a restricted color vocabulary." - Brumley Gap
* You can also switch to Simple Colors mode by using the Action button in the toolbar at the bottom.
Color Identifier will appear as "Color ID" on your home screen.
Color names are from Chirag Mehta, who used Wikipedia, Crayola, and Color-Name Dictionaries like Resene.
This is an updated version of Color Identifier that includes simple color names. It uses new APIs introduced in iOS 4.
This app originated from the Project:Possibility SS12:USC 2010 event.
What's New in Version 2.3
- Support 4-inches Retina display
- Localization in Spanish for simple color mode
- Known issue: there might be an issue with saving photo on iPad 3. Please let us know if you run into problems at ColorID@greengar.com
Good, but could be even better
As a color blind person, this app has a lot of potential use for me. I tried another similar app, but this one is easier to use and provides more useful color descriptions.
I would mostly be using it in public locations, so being able to toggle the speech part (without turning my phone to silent) would be nice.
Also having it remember the settings I chose for the toggle options (such as the one to not automatically update every few seconds) would be another improvement.
Better than its competition
+Showing hex codes is good for reporting colors (as opposed to bs color names)
+Exotic and simple color modes are good for dicking around or actually trying to understand the colors
-Lack of reproducibility, especially when you are at the mercy of lighting. However, the competition also suffers from this.
As someone that only has trouble identifying some colors, I fear that others using this app are being misled. Very often you will get different answers for the same color even if there is no variants in lighting. I have items that a KNOW are pink, the color will say purplish brown. This happens frequently. I love the idea and hope they can develop the technology to be much better and useful.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Dec 26, 2012
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 22.6 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: GreenGar Studios
- © 2011-2012 Greengar Studios
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).