A much-improved version of the Google Search application for Apple's mobile devices is now available on the iTunes store.
This latest edition of Google Search is classified as Version 188.8.131.5217.
Apple iPad devices that use iOS 4.0 and higher are compatible with this latest application improvement. The iPhone-enabled version lets users view through the full screen image mode. Several technology issues are also solved in the new version.
Software engineer Daniel Fish spoke to website WebProNews about the app.
"You’ll notice that searching is faster and more interactive from your first keystroke,” said Fish.
"As soon as you begin to type, Google Instant starts to display results, so you don’t even need to press the search button. Once you pick a web page to visit, you’ll see the page load on a new, slide-in pane that will layer over the search results,” Fish continued.
"You can slide the pane to the right to get back to your search results, and even keep scrolling through the results as your web page is loading. This allows you to go back and forth from results to web pages quickly to get the information you are looking for,” Fish added.
Forum user JLishere expressed his excitement over the app's upgrades on website CultofMac.
"This is an iOS app done right (finally, for Google!)," wrote JLishere.
The iTunes store offers users a lengthy description of the app.
New for the iPad
- See search results and websites side-by-side to quickly browse pages and results
- Swipe through the image carousel to see image results in full-size
- Compare search results as webpage snapshots in Instant Previews mode
- Use Google Instant and search suggestions to get to search results faster
- Revisit past searches with Visual Search History
- Highlight what you want to see on a webpage with the new Find button
- Easily share pages and +1 sites
- Quick access to other Google apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more
Search Made Easy
- Voice Search: Search by voice and skip the typing
- Google Goggles: Snap a photo of what you see to find more information about products, landmarks or famous paintings, and even solve Sudoku puzzles
- Search Nearby: Find places near you without typing your location
- Gmail push notifications are no longer parts of the Google Search app. Please install the newly released Gmail app from the App Store
The video below highlights the new and improved Google Search app.