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  • Writer's pictureOscar Fraxedas

OCR in Xamarin with Azure Computer Vision

I needed to add OCR capabilities to an application I've been developing for a while. A while back I saw an azure computer vision demo, and I wanted to try it out.

Their API is quite simple and well documented:

There’s also nugget package which will speed up your development time:

I was able to build a proof of concept in an hour. It was nothing fancy, just a Xamarin Forms app that captures a photo using the and sends the stream to Azure for OCR.

You can find the code in GitHub:

The application looks like this:

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