Google Goggles: Image-Recognition Mobile App

The Google Goggles app is an image-recognition mobile app that uses visual search technology to identify objects through a mobile device’s camera. Users can take a photo of a physical object, and Google searches and retrieves information about the image.

The Google Goggles mobile app can:

  • Recognize and offer information for historical landmarks
  • Scan barcodes and QR codes
  • Recognize books, CDs, artwork, logos, and other 2D objects
  • Add contacts by scanning business cards
  • Solve Sudoku Puzzles
  • Translate foreign language text

The Google Goggles translate feature can translate foreign text (like a dinner menu) for travelers visiting foreign-speaking countries. A very handy feature for those with wanderlust.

Download Google Goggles Mobile App

There is an android Google Goggles app, available to download at the Google Play Store, as well as a Google Goggles iPhone app. Both app downloads are available for free. Currently there is no Google Goggles for PC option - a mobile device is required.

For more information about Google’s mobile image-recognition app, try watching the Google Goggles video on YouTube.