LookTel Recognizer - a great object recognition app incompatible since iOS 11

iOS and iPadOS


LookTel Recognizer is one of those apps that need an update so they continue to work in iOS 11 and later. That's really a shame since I consider Recognizer to be one of the if not the best object recognition apps, letting me to easily and in real time recognize packaged goods like cans, tea packages and yogurts, personal items like DVDs or clothes, or credit and ID cards.

I would like to raise this topic so that we can gather a sufficient number of requests to convince the developers to update the app . You can contact the developers at info@looktel.com their Google groups forum, or their Twitter account.

Best regards



Submitted by sockhopsinger on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I'm wondering if they still support the app. Didn't NANT or something like that take over the Money Reader formerly developed by Looktel? They might be the ones to contact.

Submitted by Kareem Dale on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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Yes, it is now the Nant money reader and it provides 64-Bit support as of version 2.5 back in August 2016. So, make sure you have the latest version of the App downloaded. You can search the App store for Nant money reader to be sure you have the right one.

Submitted by Adam Samec on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I am not speaking about the NantMobile Money Reader app but about LookTel Recognizer which is not a money reader but rather a personal objects recognition app from the same developer which can easily recognize in real time packaged goods, personal items like DVDs, credit or ID cards, etc, and unfortunately, there is no other ap like LookTel Recognizer which I've truelly found very useful compared to other object recognition apps. As far as I know, LookTel is just a brand name and NantMobile is the company behind that.

However, thanks for pointing out the NantMobile company since it seems to be still alive whereas LookTel's Twitter account has the last activity from 2013. You can contact NantMobile via this form and hopefully you will find somebody listening there.

Submitted by Adam Samec on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Good news, I have just received the following answer from NantMobile after contacting them via this form: Yes, we are in the process of updating it. Our team is working on it now.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Yes, my comment earlier was to suggest that Nant may now do the Recognizer app as well as the Money Reader app. Glad to hear you got a response.

Submitted by John Diakogeorgiou on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

As you already mentioned Looktell is a money reader and works well with IOS 11. For recognition try SeeingAi. It's a nice app which may be of help.

Submitted by Adam Samec on Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Seeing AI is an interesting piece of an app as well but doesn't have the capabilities of LookTel Recognizer which lets you to teach the app the appearance of your own objects and later quickly recognize them just by pointing your camera towards them.

Submitted by Ramy on Sunday, September 27, 2020

I am using most of the recognition apps in the market, but Looktel Is one of the best, it is not so complicated like apps nowadays, but it offers a very important ffeature for products that do not have Bar code or something, is there a hope to see the app again?