May 9th, 2011

The Google gang has just let loose Google Goggles 1.4, a new version of their image-based information application that’ll let you search the web, the stores and more simply by snapping a photo of something.

New features include a searchable history, notes (that can be included in the aforementioned search results), sharing features to let your friends know what you’ve scanned, the ability to submit suggestions for more accurate results when other users go to scan something and better handling of business cards when scanning them. (The application will try its best to organize the data as a contact so that you may easily add it to your phone.)

This application seems to get better with every release and this is by far one of the most interesting updates to Goggles yet. If any of this interests you (the business card scanner is of particular interest to me) go ahead and update in the Android market. [Google]