When I watch TV, I often face a problem. An actor or a singer seems to be familiar, but I can’t remember his name or where I’ve seen him before. In such moments, I always think: “It would be great to have a mobile application being able to recognize people’s faces and other kinds of visual objects and to give you some information about it!” And recently, I’ve got to know that there is already such mobile application. Its name is Google Goggles, and it works in the following way. You download the mobile app into your smartphone. And then, if you see an interesting object, you launch Google Goggles that actually has access to your smartphone’s camera and hold your phone against this object. Google Goggles scans it, recognizes the image and searches for the necessary information about it in the Internet. According to the official web site of the project, Google Goggles is able to recognize people’s faces, architecture, books, wine sorts, to read texts in some languages and QR codes, and even to solve Sudoku.
After working with this mobile application and spending a couple of hours running across the office with my smartphone, I had a twofold impression. Google Goggles does recognize images, but only the most famous places and popular faces like the Eiffel Tower or Brad Pitt. But say me honestly, are there still left people in the world who don’t know this information and need to look for it? As for less popular objects, Google Goggles often fails to find the demanded information. However, it offers you other pictures looking like yours in this case. And this is exactly the point when you can have a lot of fun. But it’s not the aim of the mobile application, is it? However, the idea is great, and I hope that the application may get significant improvements in the future and be not only entertaining but also of some use.
Source: IntexSoft iphone application development Company.