Google has now updated the search app for iPad and iPhone devices. This new app works on iOS 4 and above. If you are an iPad or iPhone owner, you will find this new update a lot more interesting than the previous version of the app. Lots of new features have been bundled in this new app, version 188.8.131.5217
“We’re very pleased to be launching a significant redesign for the Google Search app for iPad. As you can see in our video, whether you’re doing research and comparing results, or exploring beautiful imagery, we have added new features to make the app more interactive, more visual and to help you find what you want more easily.” says Daniel Fish, Software Engineer, Google Search App in Google’s official blog post.
It was a few days back when Google launched the native Gmail app for iOS devices after which it was removed due to certain bugs in it. The app made a comeback to the App store on November 17.
On watching the video below by Google uploaded on YouTube, you will find that, this new search app features the Google Chrome’s interface. Google’s +1 button comes embedded which makes it easier for users to suggest pages to others. Also come Siri-like voice search, Google Instant – search results loads without hitting the search button and suggestions of search query completion.
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Also when you click any search result, the page does not open in a new tab. Instead a slide-in panels slides from the left showing the content. Sliding it back to the right side shows the search results page.
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This new app made changes to image viewing too. Are you an image lover using iPad to scroll through Google Images? If yes, this new change for you. Clicking an image will enlarge it to the full screen and also you can slide the image to look at the next image. In the words of Google it can be put as “Viewing image results in the app is now much more vivid. Tap on any image result to use the new image carousel, which lets beautiful images shine. You’ll see the image you selected expand, and you can easily swipe through the carousel to see other similar images.”
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The app menu comes added with Google’s products such as Gmail, Google+ and lot more. Clicking on the Gmail tab will take you to your mail box. On the other hand, clicking on Google+ will take you to your Google+ newsfeed. The below picture shows all the Google products that are available in the app menu.
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Ever wanted to see Google suggest you the most relevant section of your search query? Google now added a magnifying glass to this new app, which on clicking will show you the most relevant section of your search query. If the suggestion comes up to your level, you can recommend it to the others by just clicking the +1 button available near the magnifying glass.
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As said earlier, a new Siri-like feature comes with this new app. You can just use the power of your voice to search for content in this web. Speak and get the results!
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This new app for iPad and iPhone is available for download at the App Store.