Google has now announced that Goggles is now a feature of Google Mobile App for iPhone. Last December, Google introduced Google Goggles on Android that lets users search by taking pictures. According to Milan Broum, software engineer, Google Mobile Team, Google Mobile App already lets you speak your queries, and it can also use your phone’s location to give you more relevant search results. “In the new version of Google Mobile App just tap on the camera button to search using Goggles. Goggles will analyze the image and highlight the objects it recognizes -- just click on them to find out more.”
However, Google accepts that computer vision is a hard problem and that Google Goggles is still a Labs product. It works well for things such as landmarks, logos and the covers of books, DVDs and games; but it doesn’t yet work for some things one might want to try like animals, plants or food.
Google Mobile App with Google Goggles is now available in the Apple App Store. Just search for “Google Mobile App” and download the latest version – it’s free. It will gradually be appearing in all App Stores around the world.
Goggles is enabled only for English-speaking users, and since it requires an auto-focusing camera it is supported only on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4 or above.
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