Google Goggles Now Does Background Searching for Any Photo via Camera App

Google Goggles Now Does Background Searching for Any Photo via Camera App

Sep 16, 2011

Google has updated their Google Goggles app for scanning photographs to version 1.6, and with it, a brand new useful feature. The app can now run in the background as any photograph is taken, and then automatically scan it for any relevant content. This process happens entirely in the background once a photo is snapped, and a notification will appear in the notification bar when content is found in the photograph. This means that users can easily use the app without remembering to use the app, or without opening up its interface at all. This can easily be used to replace any kind of QR code or barcode reader, and with some phones having a dedicated camera app button, this makes scanning potentially even easier. This automatic searching can be enabled by going into the app’s settings and enabling searching from the camera. The automatic searching feature works on Honeycomb devices as well as Froyo/Gingerbread phones. The Google Goggles update is now available from the Android Market.

Carter Dotson
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