Does Your iPhone Use Google Goggles?

October 13, 2010

11:54 am

First, you could type your search into Google.com. Next, you could tell your search to Google, using your phone. Now, Google has unveiled visual search: Google Goggles.

Although Google Goggles has been available on the Android since December, last week marked its debut on the iPhone.  According to the Google Mobile Blog:

“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.”

Although the technology is still limited right now, Google Goggles represents the tip of the iceberg. The potential for visual search and augmented reality in general is seemingly endless.

To get the app on your iPhone, simply search “Google Mobile App” within the Apple App Store, and download the latest version. Also take note, the app is only available for the 3GS and iPhone 4 and you must have iOS4 or newer.

Below is a short video highlighting some of the current uses of the new Google Goggles app. Enjoy.

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When Zach Davis isn't getting lost in the mountains, he is hustling from Boulder, CO as Tech Cocktail's Director of Marketing. He is the author of Appalachian Trials, a book chronicling the mindset necessary for thru-hiking all 2,181 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a feat he accomplished in 2011. Zach is a green tea enthusiast, die-hard Chicago sports fan, and avid concert-goer. Follow Zach on Twitter: @zrdavis.

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