Google has acquired Croatian Photomath. The Croatian Photomath application officially becomes a part of the Google family. The sales acquisition process started in May 2022, followed by a waiting period for regulatory approval. The acquisition has now been confirmed.
Photomath is a technology company that has developed a popular mobile application of the same name. The Photomath app utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and optical character recognition (OCR) technology to solve math problems simply by taking a photo of the equation or handwritten math expression. The app provides step-by-step solutions, explanations, and even graphing capabilities for a wide range of mathematical problems.
Photomath was founded in 2014 by Damir Sabol, an entrepreneur from Croatia. The company initially launched its app for iOS devices, and later expanded to Android, making it accessible to a wider audience. The app gained rapid popularity among students, parents, and educators, reaching millions of downloads worldwide.
Over time, Photomath has introduced additional features and improvements to enhance its functionality. It supports various math topics, including arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry, and more. It has also expanded its language support to accommodate users from different regions.
In addition to the free version, Photomath offers a premium subscription called Photomath Plus, which provides additional features like detailed explanations, advanced math topics, and textbook-specific solutions. The subscription aims to provide further value to users and support the continuous development of the app.
Photomath’s success has led to recognition and accolades within the technology and education sectors. The app has been praised for its user-friendly interface, accuracy, and educational value, as it allows users to learn and understand math concepts through interactive problem-solving.