Google Goggles is on its way to iPhones and other iOs and/or platform devices: Google will release an iPhone version of its currently Android-based Google Goggles app by the end of the year, Google executives said Monday.
“We’re working on an iPhone version, and hope to have it out by the end of the year,” David Petrou, a Google staff engineer working on the Goggles project, told his keynote audience at Monday’s Hot Chips conference at Stanford University in California.
Goggles was unveiled by Google last December as a way for users to search the Web using the camera on their mobile phone. It was later added as a built-in application in the company’s Android mobile operating system. The Goggles works, when a photo within the app, it’s sent to Google, where it’s cross-referenced with a database of billions of images. Google then returns search results for that item–that is, if it can find a match.
Google has now said that they are working on a version for the Apple iPhone which might get a release before the end of the year.