Google Goggles googlies over to iPhone

By on October 6, 2010
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The app allows users to search by taking pictures.

About a year later after being featured on Android, Google has finally made Google Goggles available on the iPhone. Goggles simplifies searching by allowing users to click pictures of an object and search directly from it as the app identifies known names, logos, objects and landmarks.

For eg. if you are on a tour, and are near a known landmark and would like to have more information on it as the guide is of no help. You fire up Goggles, take a picture of the landmark and the app will automatically scan the picture, identify the landmark and search on Google for you.

The app doesn’t work on everything, however. “Computer vision is a hard problem and Google Goggles is still a Labs product. It works well for things such as landmarks, logos and the covers of books, DVDs and games. However, it doesn’t yet work for some things you might want to try like animals, plants or food,” explains Google.

Google Goggles is part of the Google Mobile app which includes shortcuts and apps to Google services like Talk, Docs, Voice, Buzz, Gmail, etc. The app is free to download from the App store.


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