I look at the Photomath app, and I get very sad. Not that it will make future generations stupid or any such nonsense. No, I am mad that it didn’t exist while I struggled through algebra. That was essentially a semester I spent barely treading water, and knowing this would exist one day would’ve eased that struggle a bit. All you do is take a photo of the math problem and the app does all the work. A thing of true beauty.
The app has accumulated 11 million downloads on iOS and Windows Phone, and people are still using it. In January alone, it was used to solve 8 million math problems. And now, it is available on Android. It is still free and should resonate well with high school kids who have a cheap Android phone.
So it is exactly what you think it is, and if you are as old as me, you are probably as sad as me this didn’t exist when you needed it most. Good to know future generations will be spared the true horror of algebra, though.