No, that’s not just the title to my review. It’s the name of the app. Frank Said What? is a photography app that captions the pictures you take. I was skeptical at first, even after I saw some of the demo pictures in the App Store. Once I started taking my own pictures, I became a believer.
Frank Said What? is easy enough to use. All you have to do is take a picture and submit it. The app does the captioning for you. My first picture is of my laptop with my Twitter feed up. I expected that it would notice that it was a laptop, but I didn’t expect it to recognize that the feed was up and running.
After that, I took a picture of two of my kids. I make no explanations or apologies for the 3-year-old. I was pleased to see that the app recognized that her face wasn’t shaped as a normal human face. It decided that she must be making a face.
The baby picture was impressive because the app recognized something that was in close proximity to the baby. The caption included both objects and labeled them as interacting.
The app does take a while to load a caption. Considering how detailed the captions were, I wasn’t surprised. You can browse through the photos already loaded in the app, or you can take a stroll through your own album. There are tons of pictures already in the app, and a lot of them are well-captioned.
The app can differentiate between home and work. It even can tell when someone is using a mirror for a self portrait. There are a few pictures of something that is written down, and the app refers to what is written.
Unlike some of my coworkers, I’m not an app hoarder. I like to keep my devices efficient and clutter free. They have to serve a legitimate purpose on my iDevice. I would keep this on my iDevice. It’s an entertaining photography app.