Face Reader Apps
Learn what a person really thinks
What does a person’s face truly reveal? What mysteries lie in a smile? What can be discovered through simple observance? Reading facial expressions can be a tough task. Thankfully there are some apps that will help you read facial expressions. We compare them in this AppGuide.
by Mario Micklisch
Micro-Expression Trainer is the essential app for many reasons. It is one of the few apps of this kind that is universal, meaning it runs great on both iPads and iPhones. The characters in the app will show different expressions in a life-like manner. You can set how long each expression lasts. The better you get at reading expressions the shorter your duration should be. You are tested on identifying disgust, anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise, and contempt. We would love to see the app grow into something more advanced. We hope to see more characters and more expressions in future updates. Micro-Expression Trainer is the essential face reading app.
by InHo Choi
Facial Expression Recognition Training is a more simplistic app. You can grab this one for $0.99, which is significantly less than the essential app. You do get what you pay for. In this app you have static cartoon styled images rather than the more lifelike expressions found in the essential app. All of the same expressions are found in this app, but more realistic animation in the essential app will give you better training. If price is your only concern, then this is a good app to grab.
How To Get The Truth Out of Anyone is an okay app, with okay information. The design is cleanly laid out to make finding the information you need easy. The three main areas of the app include signs of deception, becoming a human lie detector, tactics for detecting deceit, and gathering information in casual conversations. For $0.99 it is not a bad buy and you may actually learn some valuable information.
by InHo Choi
FERT2.0 is made by the same developers that brought you Facial Expression Recognition Training. The newer app still has cartoon-styled images, but they are more lifelike. It feels like a jump from an original Nintendo to the N64, graphics-wise. The app is an upgrade from the original, but yet again your money would be better spent on the essential app.
Face Interpretation provides too little information to be recommended. The price-point is great at only $0.99. The support for the iPad is also great. The interface and design are okay, but not great. Face Interpretation is an app to keep your eye on.
by Paul Dabrowski
FaceReader has plenty to offer, but it is not worth the current price point of $4.99. The iPhone/iPod-only app helps train you on tons of different expressions. These include sadness, anger, fear, shock, surprise, disgust, contempt, and happiness. No updates have been pushed out since June of 2009, which leads us to believe it is now an abandoned app. FaceReader is a worthy app to have, but you will have to think about if you want to drop $4.99 on an abandoned app.