Google Mobile App For iPhone Gets Goggles – Super Cool Visual Search Feature

Google Goggles

Google has just released a new version of Google Mobile app that brings the super cool visual search feature, Goggles to the iPhone.

Google Goggles will allow users to search the web using the camera on their iPhone.

It can recognize languages, books, album covers, artwork, landmarks, places, logos, and more.

Milan Broum, Software Engineer, Google Mobile Team announced the Google Goggles feature for the iPhone on the Google Mobile blog:

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.

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.

The Goggles feature is supported only on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS 4 or above as it requires an auto-focusing camera.

You can checkout the video below to see how it works:

So don’t waste any time and download the Google Mobile app or the update from the App Store using this iTunes link and don’t forget to tell us what works well.

[via Google Mobile blog]

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  • Ju1cebox

    This is so sweet been waiting for something like this. :D

  • seb

    great :) now we just want google voice :) :) in the uk please :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/theyliveandwesleep NADA
  • Jordan katz

    NADA – Im sort of confused what this ridiculous unoriginal website has to do with iphones..keep this nonsense off our site

  • wolverinemarky

    nice

  • http://www.logoonlinepros.com/ Corporate Logo Design

    Wow its a great and very useful apps i love google . The feature of this apps is awesome now its easy to find any thing from this apps.
    Nice post.

  • iam mato

    feature is not available in japan…. how sad T_T

  • scottster

    Not supported for 3G :-(

    Time to pay up for a 4

  • http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/internet-marketing-training/email-marketing-training/ Nathan James

    Very exciting stuff! I have just written about how Google Goggles could change business marketing forever, very important if you have had any Email Marketing Training, it could revolutionize it in the future.

  • http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/internet-marketing-training/email-marketing-training/ Nathan James

    Very exciting stuff! I have just written about how Google Goggles could change business marketing forever, very important if you have had any Email Marketing Training, it could revolutionize it in the future.

  • Hui

    That'd be a great thing to have indeed. But you know, it's UK after all. It's O2 and Vodafone and Orange we are talking about… Unlikely…

  • http://www.technologiez.net jennifer

    Thanks for bringing this to the iPhone – I seriously respect google for continuing to release software for what could be considered a competitors platform.

  • cameron Baum

    I’ve got the 3G that I bought a month or so before the 3Gs came out (for less money than I paid too).

    This product by Apple has been the focus of the GREATEST post-purchase remorse of any product I have ever owned, and has soured me from Apple for life. And I used to have a Dodge Neon (but to be fair I’ll never buy another Chrysler product again either).

    I’ll never buy another Apple product again and I’m even more disgusted by the iPhone than I am about that Dodge Neon.

    From now on it’ll be Android. At least android phones are upgradable to full interoperability in newer OS releases.