Whenever we hear the name Google, We’ll think of Search and Android only. But Google is more than that. Every single day, Google Developers are making their mark in this digital era by crafting many innovative apps and services. Most of us are unaware of it, mostly because, we don’t generally read their Blog where they make the most important announcements.
When I was reading their blog posts, I came across many apps that I never heard of. So I thought to make a small list of such useful yet unpopular apps and present you here! So here is it…
Tango is an innovative project driven by Augmented Reality. Tango isn’t just an app, it’s an emerging technology. You will be amazed by looking at the features that Tango offers you.
Tango brings AR to the world around you, just look at these examples
- You can measure your room walls, furniture, and things accurately with 3D tools.
- Place the furniture or objects in your room virtually and see how the interior looks before actually buying it.
- Put the dinosaurs in your TV room and play with them. Completely virtual.
- Are you inside the museum? Got confused with the routes? Don’t worry, Tango Technology helps you to navigate inside the building also. Even it can spot every little thing in your room.
3 Play store apps that are crafted using Tango Technology:
- Measure – Unable to find tape? No problem, your phone is there right? Just install this app and start measuring the things around you.
- Solar Simulator – See the solar system in your Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Garden or anywhere as you wish!
- Woorld – Create a miniature virtual playground in your home.
BrailleBack is a braille emulator, presently available in Play Store. As Google is working continuously to make the Android more accessible, BrailleBack is a good outcome of it. It allows blind people to leverage the Android platform. It has the ability to control refreshable braille display, it can show the screen’s content on braille display and it can also take input from braille keyboard. Android Developers started tweaking their apps to support BrailleBack Service for better accessibility.
The classroom is a digital educational platform by Google that allows Teachers and Students to collaborate transparently and quickly. Instructors can teach lessons, organize, host assignments and evaluate the same using the app. Students can utilize it to keep track of their course, take assignments, organize tasks, and communicate with classmates, and much more! The app easily integrates with all other Google Services like Drive, Docs, and Calendar etc.
With Lens, you can scan the things and perform a search instantly to know more about that. For example, if you scan a Wi-Fi barcode, it immediately connects to the Wi-Fi source that has been scanned. Otherwise, if you scan a restaurant, it performs a search and shows you the place’s reviews, menu, and other info.
Previously it was maintained as Google Goggles but in the recent Google I/O it was changed into Google Lens and works together with Google Assistant. The app isn’t released yet into Store but will be coming soon. Meanwhile, you can use the Google Goggles which is already available in the Store.
I keep forgetting the things.
My friends will always suggest me to use any reminder app, but I worry that if I depend on any app, what happens if I lose the phone. The entire data will be gone, forever!
So here comes a cloud-based note-taking app from Google that stores your data in the cloud. So even though you lose your phone, your data can be accessed from the Internet later.
With Google Keep, you can take capture photos and keep it as a reminder or write notes or record voices or make lists. The app is integrated with Google Now also. You can access the same data from google.com/keep also! Your data is in safe hands.