“Mixture” — which is now only offered in web app form — is a service that allows you to take a picture of any object and immediately pull up a database of tunes related to that object. It uses IQ Engines’ API (application programming interface) for image recognition, and lyric database Musixmatch‘s API to find tunes about those images.
A brief test in my cube yielded jams about my cellphone, as well as a record-shaped earring that I found in my pencil holder. Wonders abound, minutes were whiled away.
Right now, the app is basically a novelty, but according to The Next Web, the developers — who hail from music subscription service Rdio, Chrome plugin Seevl and social posting service Webdoc — foresee musicians using the tool to engage fans.
Right now, however, it’s just a fun way to find songs about notebooks, promo CDs and cacti — if you’re lucky enough to sport flora deskside, that is.