Moodstocks is a Paris-based startup that offers developers the ability to add image recognition to their apps via a simple SDK. Now it’s taking the idea a step further with the ability to recognise images without an Internet connection.

Whereas until now, the SDK needed to be online to work, the new feature can store up to 200 images for offline access. As well as being beneficial for when the user doesn’t have an Internet connection, it can potentially offer much faster recognition at any time, as images are stored locally.

The startup sees this as a first step towards a ‘smart camera sensor’. It has potential applications in augmented reality, shopping apps and more, and Moodstocks believes that this is a world first.

Moodstocks started up as a company three years ago and only began actively seeking deals with businesses a few months ago. Still, it already has clients like Citroen and Volkswagen signed up. Rather than provide its own app, Moodstocks concentrates solely on offering services to developers. Its scanner technology can recognise both barcodes and images, with developers uploading their own libraries containing what they’d like their app to identify.

The video below shows what the new SDK is capable of. It’s available in beta now, and if you’re a developer who wants to try it out, Moodstocks is offering 30 invites to The Next Web readers. Just email contact@moodstocks.com and let them know how you’d like to use it. Good luck!