By Stephen Schenck | May 9, 2011 5:35 PM
Google’s just updated its image-analyzing Google Goggles app for Android to version 1.4, improving search history, gaining better support for scanning business cards, and letting you suggest better search results to help Google deliver more accurate results for future users.
The app’s history feature lets you recall snapshots you’ve taken for analysis in the past. The addition of a new notes feature lets you annotate those records, reminding yourself where they were taken, or perhaps why the image’s subject caught your eye. When searching your history, these notes will be included, hopefully making it easier for you to retrieve the image you’re looking for, later on.
Business card support should now be able to tell an email address, from a street address, from a phone number, letting you take a shot of a card and quickly have your smartphone break it down and prepare the data for addition to your contacts list. If you’re going to a conference where you’ll be receiving a lot of business cards, this looks like it could be a life-saver.
On the off chance that you just totally stump Google’s algorithms, now you have the ability to tell the company what you expected to find. With enough people submitting good images with accurate descriptions, Google Goggles should be able to improve its ability to recognize things.
Google Goggles 1.4 is available now in the Android Market as a free download.