How we built it

Shape Detection API

Photos and images constitute the largest chunk of the Web, and many include recognisable features, such as human faces or QR codes. Detecting these features is computationally expensive, but, particularly on mobile devices, hardware manufacturers have long been supporting these features. This API allows accessing hardware-accelerated detectors where available.



Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Proposed (launch bug)

Consensus & Standardization

  • Public support
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Positive


Last updated on 2016-09-12