I am impressed with a new mobile application that allows iPhone users to quickly search consumer product information. Currently, the Visual Search is designed for iPhone only and is not yet released by IQ Engines.
According to IQ Engines’ Website, you can use your iPhone’s camera, point at any product to retrieve detailed product information, reviews, prices, and purchase links. To learn more about Visual Search, please view the following video created by IQ Engines.
I think Visual Search is an interesting mobile application that has a potential use in education and training. Image that we can use our mobile devices and an application like Visual Search to find similar drawings, paintings, images, music sheets, art works, and etc. from libraries and museums in the world. I guess it won’t be long to see more powerful media-centric Web applications. Web 3.0 is coming soon.