Google announced Tuesday that it had added Goggles to Google Mobile App for iPhone. Google Goggles can ogle oodles of goodies through your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 camera and then tell you what it is. Until today, the technology was available only on select Android devices.
In other words, in addition to being able to type or speak your Google searches on your iPhone, you can now take a photograph of it and the Google Mobile App will perform a search based on the photo.
“Computer vision is a hard problem and Google Goggles is still a Labs product,” the company said in a blog post. “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.”
In the video below, a Google chap demonstrates how the feature works on your iPhone.
Google Mobile App is free on the App Store. It’s a hybrid app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but Google Goggles itself only works on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
Google Goggles for iPhone Promo Video