Google adds visual search technology for the iPhone
It seems that Google and Apple are beginning to slowly put up, or at least take a neutral position. Today it became known that Google was able to add its own application with Google Goggles technology to the iPhone app store. It should be noted that for Android-based mobile devices this application became available a year ago.
Google Goggles technology surprises with its functionality, allowing you to explore the world around us thanks to the camera phone. If you want to know more about the building, picture or book that is currently near you, you just need to take a picture of the object of interest, and Google will quickly find relevant information on this object in such sources as Wikipedia, Google Book Search, Google Maps and others. ')
Instead of presenting a single application with the Google Goggles function, Google simply added Google Goggles to the Google Mobile App, a kind of “Swiss knife” for searching the web and accessing most Google services.
The path of Google Goggles to iOS has been quite long, but still successful. This, as it seems, can really be an indication of improved relations between the two corporations. It all started when Apple removed the Google Voice application from the App Store last year, and until this year the application was in the “learning” phase of the App Store developers.
Now the Google Mobile App with version 0.7.0.4836 is already available on the App Store for free. This application works on iPhone, iPod touch. Below you can watch a video demonstration of the operation of this application on the iPhone.
Generally speaking, I am still surprised by the possibilities of this application - even though it often does not work as we would like, the very idea returns to the idea of some fiction apologists who predict the emergence of such technology in the distant future. As it turned out, much less time passed than expected, and we already have a completely working technology, which, moreover, is constantly evolving. Let's hope that goes on like this.