Everyone's favorite facial-recognition company, Face.com, has released a new facial recognition app for iPhones that automatically identifies your friends by name--before or after you take their photo.
KLIK must be configured to your Facebook account to work; it references the real-time image with all your friends' images to identity the friend in front of you. Usually, KLIK is sharp enough to ID each friend even before you snap a photo. Then, their name floats above them in your camera's viewfinder (like Tom above).
If KLIK doesn't recognize a given friend, you can opt to tag him or her, giving the software a chance to learn more faces and identify additional friends. The app has several photo filters (think Instagram) that let you customize your photos. It also includes a feed of nearby photos, friends' photos and sharing options. I was glad to hear that your photos aren't automatically posted to Facebook--which seems like something Face.com would do.
To me, the app seems fun and pretty sleek. I wouldn't be surprised if my friends and I all end up downloading it the next time we're at the bar.
Interested in trying KLIK for yourself? Download it here.