Google as mysterious as it sounds, does run it’s own labs. But unlike a traditional laboratory, this one’s online and open for everyone to explore. Here are 10 interesting applications offered by Google Labs.
Google Labs “Aardvark” enables you to find an appropriate person to answer and fulfill all your queries; in just a few minutes. It brings along with it a new concept of so called “Social Search”. Now you can actually quench your thirst for knowledge (with an explanation) from a few selected people from your social circle over the web.
With this application one can get a quick overview of what is happening around the world; from all top newspapers. Get the latest, recent and the popular news picks from Reuters, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Techcrunch, etc — Fast Flip binds them all. You can browse through various categories like politics, business, world, sports, sci/tech and entertainment. With its popularity of usage over the internet as a desktop application, it is now available for iPhone and Android users as well.
It is a fun app for all the Android users. It provides you the flexibility of searching your mobo-box in and out with gestures. With little gestures on your Android you can easily find contacts, bookmarks, all applications or music tracks. And your search refines over the period of usage. The application is compatible with Android 1.6 or above and currently supports English alphabets and letters only.
My Track for Android is one of the finest example of GPS (Global Positioning System) in action. It enable you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics such as time, speed, distance, elevation. The recorded GPS serves dual purpose — record them for future ventures and share them with your friends (easily up-loadable Google Spreadsheets).
Another incredible application for Android users is the “Shopper”; it makes shopping easier and convenient for the Android shoppers. You can get the application at the Android Market. Some of its features worth mentioning are:
- It scans the cover of books (and media) and activates the search.
- It provides support for voice search; so just speak out the name of a product and find it on the “Shopper”.
- It provides you the flexibility of finding the best price online (compare and take your pick).
- It save your preferences and the likes as history and favorites.
- It can find detailed information of a product through barcode scanning.
- It also provides you the ease of locating the nearby stores.
This innovation of Google Labs helps one to explore the cluster of images. It extracts and displays only the top images from the search results and find also tries to relation between them. Image Swirl thus comes in handy for relevant image search; by providing focused search which ultimately saves time.
The application is designed for Android users. The application offers the ease of browsing the nearby places, restaurants, movie theaters, banks or hotels (for refreshments and a fun outing with your friends). It also provides an insight into the direction and distance from the destination.
Another amazing application for Android; for those who love to travel and explore new places is Intersection Explorer. This application comes in very handy for locating the unknown destinations in unknown places. The application proves to be very helpful and interactive. It provides verbal assistance for providing guidance to the travelers to freely move around at new places. Just keep clicking and follow the instructions as you click.
Now you can actually have an audio-magazine making way to your mobile phones. Subscribe to your favorite magazine and here you are ready to personalize your audio magazine with the fresh and latest content pouring to your ears. Google Listen is available for Android users only. It lets you search, download, subscribe and stream content from online sources.
This application provides an apt solution for all the stock market enthusiasts. The application offers amazing financing features for people having orientation for Wall Street.
- It enables users to create their portfolios with Google Finance Portfolio.
- It allow quick access to quotes and charts (for F&O’s and derivatives).
- It lets you view market activities and the latest news (for companies in your portfolio).
Take your pick and share your favorite ones in comments.