Monday, December 07, 2009

Google Goggles - Use pictures to search the web

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December 7th is a historic day concerning with Google. Now the news is banging in all the media about the launch of Google Goggles and Google Real Time Search.

"Picture is worth thousand words.No need to type your search anymore. Just take a picture. Find out what businesses are nearby.Just point your phone at a store. This is just the beginning - it's not quite perfect yet.Works well for some things, but not for all. Your pictures, your control. Turn on 'visual search history' to view or share your pictures at any time. Turn it off to discard them once the search is done", says Google about the new innovations.. find more on this on the video on this post.

How Google Goggles work?

Try taking pictures of books & DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact info, artwork, businesses, products, barcodes, or text. Currently, it's not so good when taking pictures of animals, plants, cars, furniture, or apparel. The search results page will show you Web Results, text matches, Similar images, Other Matches, and suggested results.

If you take a picture of a business card, you'll get links to search for the person, email or call them directly, visit their company URL, or add them as a contact on your phone.


So far the only drawback it is available exclusively on Android phone.. People with windows or any other OS platform mobiles can't use this new innovation..