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.

Google Goggles for Mobile

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.