1 of 5: Google Goggles

Today is the very special App Wendesday!  I’m bringing you a new app worth checking out every few hours, a total of 5 apps today.


First?  You need Google Goggles.  That way you can really use those QR codes that are popping up all over the world.  You know, like this one?




See?  What do you do with that!?  I’ll tell you what.  You install Google Goggles on your phone from the Android Market, and let it do the rest.  But you can do so much more with it.  Search for a company logo, search for images similar to something you’re seeing right now, or even product search.  Scan a barcode on a product box and search for it online, because we know the in store displays never have enough information.


Want to know more about how Google Goggles works?  Watch the video below.


Android App: Glass Widgets




Glass Widgets is an Android App that I stumbled on to one day and haven’t quit using since.  It was very early in it’s “beta’ phase – the developer put each beta test on the Android Market.  I offered some feedback and the developer immediately responded.  Since then I’ve watched this program grow into something amazing – he just recently started charging for some advanced features, but the price is low, and most people will fall in love with just the free product.


So what is it?  Widgets, on your home screen, offer all kinds of useful information.  In this case, it’s a pack of 3 widgets: one is an RSS feed reader, one is an agenda, and the last one is a clock / weather widget.  Getting time and temperature data from your Android home screen isn’t much of anything new these days, but to do it with style? And for free?  That’s unheard of.  Glass widgets lets you see the home screen “wallpaper” you’ve selected behind the widgets – their backdrops are mostly transparent, like you’re looking through, well, glass!  It even works with Live Wallpapers!  You owe it to yourself to at least check it out.  You can get it right from the Android Market, or if you’re on a PC right now, use Google Goggles on the QR Code Below and it will direct you to the market link!