Remember a while ago we blogged about a video for Google Now for iOS being accidentally right? Well today Google have officially added Google Now to their Google Search app for iOS. What’s so amazing about Google Now? It’s the equivalent to Siri for Android users with its voice search feature. The more you use it, the more accurate it gets and Google Now will generate Cards with the information you need as you need it. Need more info? Check out the video below!
Imagine opening the app to find out the weather and for the app have it ready for you or getting a map for your journey to work and it’s already ready to go. It’s not a life changing feature but it’s definitely a welcome addition to the Google app which before now I never really used. Want to dismiss a card that’s been displayed? That’s easy, just swipe and it’s gone.
For the best results in the app, make sure you’re signed in to your Google account – that way it’ll log all searches from any computer you’re logged in on, making the cards more accurate without having to always use the app. I think Google Now is definitely a sneak peek at some of the features that’ll be implemented into the Google Glass headset when it’s eventually released.
There are some differences between the iOS and Android version though, such as;
- No system wide shortcut on the iOS version – you still have to open up the app and use it, unlike on Android.
- The following features aren’t present in the iOS version: airline boarding pass, activity summary, events, Zillow, Fandango, concerts, research topic and nearby events.
It’s worth trying out even if you’re not too sure – you can update the App via the App Store or just click here to download it. What do you think about Google Now? Should it have been left as an Android only feature? Let me know below.