Google Goggles:A complete tutorial

Google Goggles is an image recognition application created by Google for Android based devices and is also introduced in the Google mobile apps for iPhone.With the help of this software you can search by taking picture using your mobile device of a painting,a famous landmark,a bar code or QR code,a product or a popular image.The Goggles will search the image in it’s database and if it finds it then you will be served with the useful information.In this article we will be discussing about how to download ans use Google Goggle.Google Goggle can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages.This app has been downloaded for more than 10 million and has a rating of 4.1.You can get this app from Google play store for android device.

Features of Google Goggles

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  • Scans barcode to get the product information
  • It can recognize famous landmarks.
  • Can scan QR codes to extract information
  • Add Contacts by scanning business cards or QR codes
  • Can solve Sudoku puzzles
  • Finds similar products
  • It has the ability to scan text using OCR
  • Recognizes paintings, books, DVDs, CDs, and just about any 2D image
  • Translate foreign language by taking picture

 How to Get Google Goggle App

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Download theGoogle Goggle app and install it.(For android user you can search in play store)

After installing when you will open the app will get a welcome screen.Tap on Learn More.

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The next screen will tell you that where Goggles works well and where not and how to use Goggles.Click OK

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Now you will get a option Search from Camera.You can tick it if you want Goggles to show results for the image you take from your camera.Click Next

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This is it you have done all the necessary settings and now you can use Goggles.

How to Use Google Goggles App

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The UI of Goggle is very friendly and easy to use.

  • Tap on the app icon to open it.
  • You will be directly taken to your device’s camera from within the app.
  • Click a photo from your device’s shutter.The app will now analyze
  • After analyzing for a few seconds it will show you some relevant results which you can browse by swiping.

There are many things that you can do from Google Goggles.Some of them are listed below

1. You can use Google Goggles to translate foreign language.This really helps when you are in a foreign country and don’t know it’s language and you can use Google Translate but how cool would it be to simply snap a photo and leave the rest Google Goggles.

2. You can save contact detail easily from a business card.

3. Need info about some product.Simply hover your phone’s camera to the Barcode or QR codes to get instant information.

4. Struck at a sudoku can use Google Goggles to solve it for you.When you take a photo of sudoku puzzle,the app scans it and will provide you with an option to solve it.

This app gained popularity when it was launched but for some reason many users don’t use it or know about it.It is possible that you may not get answer to every picture you capture but despite of these limitations this is a very cool app and every user should give a try to it.

Thanks for reading the article “Google Goggles:A complete tutorial”.please share your reviews of this app by commenting below. 🙂


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