Google adds visual search technology for iPhone
It seems that Google and Apple are beginning to slowly put up, or at least take neutral positions. Today it became known that Google was able to add its application with Google Goggles technology to the iPhone app store. It is worth noting 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 phone’s camera. If you want to learn more about the building, picture or book that is currently near you - just take a picture of the object of interest, and Google will quickly find relevant information on this object in sources such 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 was quite a long, but still successful. This, as it seems, can really be an indication of an improvement in the relationship between the two corporations. It all started with the fact that Apple removed the Google Voice application from the App Store last year, and until that year the application was in the “study” stage by 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, the capabilities of this application still amaze me - even though it often does not work as we would like, the idea itself returns to the idea of some science fiction apologists who predict the emergence of such technology in the distant future. As it turned out, much less time has passed than expected, and we already have a fully working technology, which, moreover, is constantly evolving. Let's hope that this goes on.