Google just loves tinkering with its products and today has announced an updated iPhone search app with a new name, better search results and a snazzy new look.
The app is now called Google Search app, having previously been known as the Google Mobile app – a name which could now mean a plethora of apps. The first thing you’ll notice is the ability to interact with the app in new ways. While browsing search results or looking at a web page you can now swipe down to access the search toolbar or change the settings. Also new is an 'Apps' button at the bottom of the home screen which gives iPhone users instant access to other Google apps they may have on the phone.
If you have found filtering results on the mobile app previously difficult, the new app aims to improve this significantly. You can open a filtering toolbar by swiping from left to right — either before you search or once you’ve got your results. If you only want images, just tap “Images,” and the results will update as shown above. You can also now return to a previous search simply by pressing the bottom section of the home screen.
Google has also included a number of improvements to pretty much everything else in the app, including Google Goggles, Voice Search, Search with My Location and Gmail unread counts. As there is a lot of new features in the app, Google has kindly included a simple help feature you can access by tapping the question mark above the Google logo.
The new app is now available for free from the iTunes App Store.
Source: Google Mobile Blog