Say what? Yes, I have seen a variety of captchas from the basic text input to audio recordings and match making mouse drags. But this, a sliding captcha? First time I saw this one.

Minteye is the company that offers this captcha service that comes with higher security and the most user enjoyment. And guess what?! Users can even get paid to block hackers from one’s site.

These slider units can provide a 94% conversion vs. 76% industry standard, enhanced site security, free security monitor and a new revenue stream.

The image included in this post is a sample of how sliding captchas look like and how it works. Pretty easy, right? Slide, and that’s it!

Here is the thing. The minteye web based platform to set up these sliding captchas is simple and user friendly. All users need to do is define the settings, integrate a simple script or install plug in and that’s it!

The sliding captcha works on any modern web browser including mobile and tablet devices. Now you will be able to monetize your CAPTCHAs and increase the success rate while reduce bounce rate on your web site without compromising on security.

Sliding captchas give you one of the best security available on the web today. Start with a free captcha now.

CaptchaTrader is long gone. So I had to look for another alternative because DeathByCaptcha is not that reliable. Between the two, in my experience CaptchaTrader was quicker and more accurate when answering captchas.

I decided to use ImageTyperz since it was the only one that I found aside from the two where you can submit a captcha through a URL rather than uploading an image file.

While their API does not provide such a way in Java, I asked their support if it was possible and they actually modified something on their end and gave me an updated code to accept a URL of an image captcha.

Now, comparing this with DeathByCaptcha, I cannot pinpoint if they have the same low accuracy. I said low because I checked on some captchas when the staff of ImageTyperz answered them and there were times when the answers never coincided with the words of the image captcha.

Sometimes when it is two words, they do not finish the first word while giving out a wrong spelling on the second word. At least if they do that their staff should at least answer the second word correctly.

ImageTyperz maybe be a last resort since there are no other captcha answering service that accepts an image URL as its input. I also cannot say this is a very good service. It has its flaws but it also has its good parts.

However, sometimes when you use their service for business and the captchas are not answered correctly, their mistakes can erase the good they had done.

I am not saying they have a very low accuracy rate on answering captchas. But they are not high either.

When I started implementing Death By Captcha, I checked their documentation and some sample code so my coding will speed up once I get an idea how to use their service.

It is actually very simple but the sample code does not involve submitting captcha images in URLs. I did not want to save the captcha images then upload to them because that will take time.

If the captcha you are involved with has a first answer first serve situation, then you would be out of luck because saving the captcha image, uploading it and using Death By Captcha‘s service takes time.

Not that much, but even losing a few seconds is already big.

Their API does support submitting URL captcha images but the problem then is that if you get an incorrect answer, there is no way for you (or them) to know that the answer sent back to you was incorrect because they do not keep such history when it comes to image URLs.

Take this as a risk. If you really want to have some sort of history recorded whenever you use their service, then you are better of submitting physical files to them.

Anyway, in case you are interested with image URLs submitted rather than physical files, here is my class utility method that does just that.

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