Google Goggles now integrated into Google Mobile App for the iPhone

Google Googles is now available in the iTunes App Store. What the app does is borderline magical in that you can simply use your iPhone camera to take a snapshot of a landmark, a book, a dvd etc., and Google Goggles will identify the object you're looking at and relay back to you pertinent information.

Google recently integrated its free Google Googles service into its Google Mobile App, which you can now check out on the iTunes App Store. Google Googles is essentially visual search, and dare I say that it's borderline magical in that you can simply use your iPhone camera to take a snapshot of a landmark, a book, a dvd etc., and Google Goggles will identify the object you're looking at and relay back to you pertinent information. Note that the service, however, only works on iPhone 3GSs and iPhone 4s running iOS 4.

Check out Google's promo video below.

Now seeing as the technology is relatively new, Google highlights a few caveats users should be aware of.

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.

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