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Microsoft’s How-Old robot is now a Windows Phone app

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 5.59.05 PMMicrosoft’s widely popular website has made its debut as an app exclusively on Windows Phone

It took the world by storm when it was released. The popular website How-Old.net uses Microsoft’s new face recognition API to guess the age and gender of the user by analyzing their face. After its launch, people all over were uploading photos in an attempt to see just how accurate Microsoft technology is. As you can tell from the image above, it could still use some work. I’m only 22 years old, and while I know I tend to look older than I really am, 38 is taking it a bit far.

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The website has now made its way onto Windows Phone, and functions just the same way. Users can either upload their own photo from their gallery or camera, or use one of the stock photos found on the start page. It also lets you upload the results to social media, though it only limited to Weibo and WeChat for now (the app is published from Microsoft’s Chinese division). The Bing search functionality found on the website seems to be absent. And unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the app to guess my age on any of the photos I used,while the website work just fine using the same photos (I suspect it may have something to do with me running it on the Windows 10 Mobile preview).
Nonetheless people seem to be having tons of fun with the website, and the app should make it even more accessible now, at least to those with Windows Phones. Now, if only the tool were available sooner, it could have possibly saved a family a lifetime of heartache…

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Download the app here for free
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