What in the world is that?

Have you ever wanted to search for an item, but you didn’t know what to call it?  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just take a picture and search that way?  Now you can … in more ways than one.  It’s called image based searching, and it’s a lot of fun.  How you do it depends on what type of smart phone you have.

Andrew Clarke

Android phones have access to an app called Google Goggles.  Once you download and open the app, all you need to do is use the photo icon in the app to take a picture of the item you want to search for.  If Google recognizes the image, you will receive search information about it.  Google Goggles is not available on IOS, however.

If you have an iPhone, there’s an app called CamFind by Image Searcher, Inc.  I’ve tried it out, and it works great.  It works in a similar fashion to Google Goggles, and some users report even better search results.

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