CHENGDU, China, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Topplus, a computer vision solution start-up based in China's interior hub of Chengdu, announced today the global launch of "Voome", a free inclusive platform, with a current algorithm engine of face alignment for both iOS and Android platforms.
This makes Topplus one of the first companies developing and making its mature computer vision technology available to all users, from small companies to individual developers for permanently free.
Voome, short for "Vision of Me", now is a face alignment and tracking algorithm engine, with several SDK packages that can be downloaded from the website "Voome.cn". Developers have the freedom to integrate it into their dazzling applications, to meet R&D demands in R&D of gaming, live streaming, marketing and e-commerce. Meanwhile, Topplus has pledged to keep the software unconditionally free of cost.
Various potential application scenarios of the Voome are focusing on diverse vertical markets, including precisely adding AR emoji stickers onto human faces, enhancing precision of virtual makeup filters, and helping online eye wear vendors to improve the shopping experience with virtual try-ons.
"Many small business groups and individuals have been hindered from realizing their innovative ideas by huge R&D costs required for technology" said Dr. Yidan Xu, founder and CEO of Topplus, as he explains that application level algorithms have largely been fragmented and guarded by industry leaders as well as the academic world.
"Voome's launch is the first time that a company is sharing their fully functional face alignment and tracking software with the public, for free permanently." he said.
Voome's launch is based on two solid years of R&D experience accumulated by expertise from Topplus, one of China's most promising computer vision start-ups. The company has received positive market feedback and built up sufficient confidence in its unique and accurate algorithms through a variety of cases, including the TopUAV™ visual solutions for consumer drones, TopGlasses™ virtual try-on solutions for vertical e-commerce platform, face swapping digital marketing campaigns. They as well won Alibaba's Tmall Social-Tech Creative Award in December, 2016.
"We hope Voome will be a good algorithm engine, for AR/VR and application developers, and those who believe in a better interaction of the virtual and the reality. We sincerely hope, more and more people to participate, to share and to realize dreams and visions collectively, promoting the shared innovation and achieving agreement on software engineers' role and commitment to current and future world." said Dr. Xu.