Santa Clara, California, June 15, 2010 – Google’s mobile visual search tool Goggles would soon be available for iPhone. This application uses image recognition and currently works on Android OS. This information was revealed by Shailesh Nalawadi, Google Project Manager, at the Augmented Reality Event last Thursday.
The beta application for Android-based mobile phone was launched in December last year. Users can take pictures of objects and identify them by using the Goggles application. These images can be of famous buildings, monuments, other landmarks, logos, books etc.
Google plans to make the image recognition accessible through APIs by the end of the year. Nalawadi also shared that the Goggles team is busy enhancing the application with more features and better usability. Google also plans to filter out irrelevant results and provide better service to its users. Other features that Google has in the pipeline would equip users with better recognition capability, audio-visual searching etc.
New iPhone 4 with its better image capturing capability is expected to make image recognition easier for Goggles. With Goggles, iPhone users will not have to rely on GPS alone, now.