You may have heard about Google Goggles, a mobile app that enables users to search merely by taking a picture. Last year it was released as an Android app in Google Labs and this clever innovation recognizes text in a picture taken by a phone and creates search results from it. Earlier this year it also became possible for Google Goggles to recognize text in a photo.
This means Goggles can give you information from a picture of a book or business card for example, and can also distinguish things such as logos, landmarks, paintings and even wine labels according to Ben Parr over on Mashable. Now Google Goggles has reached a more advanced state of development it has been decided to launch it as an iPhone app.
The newest Google Mobile app for iPhone will have Google Googles included as a function and you can download it here from iTunes for use on your iPhone or iPad. For now though Goggles will only be available for English-speaking users and you’ll need and iPhone 3Gs or iPhone 4 to use the app, using iOS 4.0 or later.
As yet Goggles cannot process every picture, with omissions for such things as foods and animals for instance, but as Google develop it further more and more things are sure to be included. For more on this go to mashable.com. Can you envisage a use for this app? Let us know what you might use it for as we’d be interested to hear your comments about Google Goggles.