Google’s App Indexing technology isn’t exactly the most exciting thing to discuss, but so long as the majority of the company’s revenue still comes from search (it does), it is imperative that they figure out how to make their main business work on mobile where the eyeballs are going. So the company announced that today App Indexing is coming to iOS apps, starting with Chrome and Google Search.
Google updated its Google Search iPhone app to version 2.0.0 today, which introduced a completely redesigned app that focuses on improvements to speed and full screen browsing features. Among the new features are an auto full screen mode that hides controls when scrolling down and reveals when scrolling up, and a new full-screen image search view.
The updated app also includes “major speed improvements,” a built-in text finder for webpages, and quick links to Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and search options such as images, places, and news. The iPad did not receive the same update, but both the iPhone and iPad will now be able to save images to the iOS camera roll.
A full list of features is below, while the updated app is available on the App Store now.
✓ Complete redesign
✓ Major speed improvements
✓ Auto full screen: scroll down to hide controls, scroll up to reveal
✓ Beautiful full-screen image search
✓ Swipe away webpages to quickly return to search results
✓ Search within a webpage using the built-in text finder
✓ Easily switch between images, places, news, and more
✓ Fast access to Google apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more all from one place
Cross-posted on 9to5Google.com