Google Goggles has arrived on the iPhone App Store, finally offering Apple smartie owners the chance to check the image recognition tech that Fandroids have been enjoying for months.
Check out the app in action in the clip below
The new version of the Google Mobile App allows users to take snaps of buildings and get a welter of info about them, such as their names, dimensions, location and all manner of other trivia and useful stuff.
The image recognition technology also works for items such as books, DVDS and games to help users make more informed purchases. Until now, the iPhone edition of the application functioned solely for traditional text and voice searches.
A Google Mobile blog post announcing the app’s arrival stated: "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.”
The revamped Google Mobile App is available to download now for free from the App Store. But if you want to try it, you’ll need an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 which are running iOS 4 or above.