Deep Shot is an amazingly innovative software application for easily migrating tasks between your desktop PC, smartphone and other personal devices using your mobile phone. The process is intuitively simple. Deep Shot was designed by Google intern Tsung-Hsiang Chang, a graduate student in MIT and Google’s Yang Li. The software makes it possible to snap a mobile phone picture of an open application on a PC…the software detects the data in the uniform resource identifier from a website, and once the photo is taken of the screen, the application instantly appears on your phone ready to go. You can also reverse the procedure and migrate applications from your phone back to your PC using your mobile camera.
Chang suggests Deep Shot can be used for such things as quickly migrating directions from your home PC to your phone before a road trip. Users can also pull up Yelp on their phones on the way home from a restaurant to post a review. When they arrive home, they can use their mobile camera to instantly transfer the open Yelp page to a desktop PC.
“People are used to using heavy tools to transfer data or synchronize two devices,” Chang says. “You have to plug in a USB cable and maybe open iTunes and synchronize a bunch of data at the same time. But sometimes you just want to send a tiny bit of information, or a single piece of information.”
Software needs to be installed on all of your devices for Deep Shot to work. It’s not known when a Deep Shot application would be available to the public. That depends on Google. Since Chang worked as a Google intern while developing Deep Shot, Google owns it.
You can check out Chang’s full research paper on Deep Shot here.
Check out the Deep Shot YouTube Demo:
Source: MIT News