Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Google Mobile Apps is now Google Search

Google likes to keep things simple. Google Mobile Apps for iOS is now Google Search. I think we all know how Google Search works. Here's a brief description from the iTunes app store:

Get the most advanced Google search experience for your iPhone, now with Google Goggles, Voice Search and My Location.

GOOGLE GOGGLES
* Search by taking a picture with your iPhone camera.
* Image recognition technology recognizes objects and returns relevant search results.
* Good at identifying barcodes, products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, business cards and print ads.
* New! Translates text in 6 languages and solves Sudoku puzzles.

VOICE SEARCH
* Search by speaking into your iPhone.
* Just bring the phone to your ear, wait for the tone and speak your query.
* Supports American, British, Indian, Australian or South African English accents, Afrikaans, Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Zulu.

MY LOCATION
* See results customized to where you are (e.g. ‘weather’).
* Find places nearby without needing to type your current location (e.g. ‘pizza’ or ‘movies’).



MORE FEATURES
* Google Suggest: get search suggestions as you type, saving you keystrokes.
* URL suggestions: navigate to popular web sites quickly by tapping site web address suggestions.
* Search history: instant access to your previous searches.
* Contact search: quickly find contacts in your address book.
* Easy access to other Google products: launch products like Maps, Gmail and Voice from the Apps tab.

What's New in Version 0.8.0.6023

New user interface with improved fast app-switching support
Swipe right to make your search more specific
Swipe down to access settings and log in to Google

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