We have a lot of app ideas. Some of them never got realized due to our own wish to provide high quality apps and little time, but we thought that we need to find  a way to get those apps out, anyways. That’s what MSiccDev BETALABS is all about.

The apps are fully functional with the features they have, but please don’t be too disappointed when small errors occur. What you can do to improve our BETALABS apps: provide feedback (via mail) about things you recognize, about ideas to improve. Please use our UserVoice forum for those ideas.

Apps that run under the BETALAPS flag will be published to the Store as normal apps, but have the word BETA in the app name. No registration is required, and we wholeheartly invite you to use and test those apps.

Our first app that is released under the BETALABS flag is


RandR stands for “Recognize and Read (aloud)” and lets you extract text from images and even reads it aloud to you. We were joking with friends about the possibility to let a book be read aloud instead of reading it ourselves. But as it happened, we liked the idea so much, that we created RandR.



  • take & save photos within the app
  • load photos from your library
  • extract text
  • show extracted text as plain text or as an overlay
  • let the app read the extracted text aloud
  • switch between RandR color theme and accent color theme

RandR is an Universal app and available on both Windows Phone and Windows. We are looking forward to your feedback, and would love it you rate this app.


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