The Improvements in Google Goggles 1.4 for Android
Article by George Norman
On 11 May 2011
Google Goggles, the Android app that allows you to search for something by simply taking a photo of that something, keeps getting cool new features. When the app was updated to version 1.3 back in January, it came with the following: faster barcode scanning, it could recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers, and it could solve Sudoku puzzles.

Earlier this week version 1.4 of Google Goggles has been released to Android users and as the development team behind the app said, with this version the focus fell on making “Goggles a better and more personal experience.” With that goal in sight, Google Goggles version 1.4 comes with the following new bits and pieces:

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Better search history
You can search your Goggles results, make personal notes on specific results and share your results with friends. Notes you add to a Goggles result will show up in the search history.

To enable search history follow these instructions: Menu -> Settings -> Enable history -> Continue -> select an account -> OK. To make a note, when viewing a search result, just tap the pencil displayed in the corner.

You can suggest better results
Visual recognition is a complicated task and for that reason Google Goggles still has problems recognizing certain categories of items. When Goggles cannot find an image match or if it provides you with a poor search result, you can suggest a better result by tapping “Can you suggest a better result?”. When you suggest a better result, you can crop the image and add a description.

Better business card recognition

Previous versions of Google Goggles only recognized the text on a business card. Version 1.4 recognizes the info on a business card as a contact and makes it easy for you to add that contact to your phone’s contact list.

If you would like to get Google Goggles, you can download it from the Android Market or you can scan the QR code presented below.
Additional information on Google Goggles is available
here.





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