App enables people with vision disabilities to identify US currency notes with android smartphone

Americas, September 9 2014

HILLIARD, OHIO:  Apps4Android today announced the release of an updated version of their no-cost-to-the-user, U.S. currency note identification app called “IDEAL Currency Identifier (ICI).”

The new features of ICI V2.0 are:

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Bank customer using IDEAL Currency Identifier V2.0

  • Identifies note more quickly; and,
  • Recognizes the redesigned $100 note.

The app continues to:

  • Identify the following notes:
    • $1 notes (1963 – present);
    • $2 notes (1976 – present);
    • $5 notes (1993 – present); and,
    • $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes (1990 – present).
  • Work without an Internet connection.

Steve Jacobs, CEO of Apps4Android stated, “We are pleased to be able to time the release of our updated IDEAL Currency Identifier app with the pilot launch of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s [BEP’s] U.S. Currency Reader Program.”

Dawn Haley, Senior Advisor to the BEP’s Director added, “We are pleased that the new version of the IDEAL Currency Identifier now recognizes all U.S. currency in circulation – including the redesigned $100 note released last year.  Mobile apps are another way we can provide all segments of the population with meaningful access to currency.”

Wireless RERC App Factory Director Jim Mueller said, “We’re glad to have been a part of this effort to make currency more accessible and to make mobile wireless technologies more useful for people of all ages and abilities.”

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