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Build mobile application with fully integrated image recognition. Connect users with your product information via a camera phone.

What is MobileEngine?

MobileEngine uses TinEye's unparalleled image recognition technology to drive image search with your product images. Once integrated into your mobile application, MobileEngine allows your users to snap a photo and immediately receive information about the item photographed. MobileEngine is fast, accurate and scalable. MobileEngine has been optimized to work with lower-quality photos and deals with occlusions, glare, color changes, cropping, rotations, skews, and other transformations that are common when users take photos with their mobile phone.

What is MobileEngine?

How it works

MobileEngine is delivered as a fully-hosted web API. There is no software to install and it can be integrated with your existing technology, regardless of the languages and tools you use. The MobileEngine API runs over HTTP using a REST protocol and JSON responses.

The API is independent of whatever hardware or software your systems are

built with. REST/JSON bindings are available in all major programming languages, and we also support a growing number of language-specific libraries to make integration very straight forward.

The algorithms used by MobileEngine are written in C++ and assembly. The algorithms have been optimized to run on our servers.

MobileEngine technology is fueled by TinEye's ongoing image recognition research and development. As a company, we have spent a decade working on image search and recognition, visual similarity and image tracking.


Cannot be used for identifying humans, animals, plants, 3D objects such as automobiles, furniture, clothing, shoes, jewelery, or faces


MobileEngine allows users to search your product catalog using their camera phone. Even with a blurry, noisy, poorly lit image, it locates the best matching images in your image collection. You can build mobile applications with fully integrated image recognition and connect users with your product information.

Pay As You Grow

  • 2 cents per image per month
  • 2 cents per search
  • $200
  • per month
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  • up to 20,000 images
  • 30,000 monthly searches
  • $500
  • per month
  • $500 one-time setup
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  • 1 cent per image per month
  • 1 cent per search


  • up to 200,000 images
  • 150,000 monthly searches
  • $1500
  • per month
  • $500 one-time setup
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Need More?
  • 1/2 cent per image per month
  • 1/2 cent per search
Available Add-ons
  • Dedicated Server, SLA, Encryption


  • up to 500 million images
  • 50 million monthly searches
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Custom Plans
  • We customize plans for large collections that will scale to your needs.
  • We also provide
  • data consulting services.

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