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Catch the Goggles August 10, 2010

Posted by Radhakrishnan R in Mobility.
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Imagine that you are out on a vacation and want to know the details of a certain Point of Interest (POI). Traditionally, one can get this information from a tour guide or you can use the internet for the same.

Now, let’s look at this differently. What about clicking a picture of the POI from your mobile and searching the web for information. Sounds interesting? Then read on….

Google has come out with ‘Goggles’, an ‘Augmented Reality’ application that lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. When you see an interesting landmark and want to know more about it, all you need to do is whip out your Android smart phone, open the application, snap a picture and wait for the search result.

I am sure as you read this you are already thinking of possible business scenarios, ideas (constructive and destructive!), But before that, let’s get into a little more detail. (more…)


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