Google Mobile Search App Debuts At iPhone App Store

by admin July 11, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is among the many developers introducing iPhone applications through Apple’s iTunes App Store. On Thursday, the search company introduced Google Mobile App, a free dedicated search application for the iPhone.

Given that iPhone users can already conduct Google searches through the search window in the iPhone’s Safari mobile Web browser and through the Google Maps iPhone application that comes with the iPhone, the idea of a dedicated search app might seem like an overdose of Googley goodness.

But as Google mobile engineer Robert Hamilton explains in the YouTube video below, the Google Mobile App makes a nice addition to the iPhone.

It’s faster to initiate a search using the Google Mobile App than it is to open Safari and search on the iPhone.

What’s more, the Google Mobile App provides search suggestions as soon as you start typing. Trivial though this may seem, it can be a real time saver to have searches auto-completed after only a few characters have been typed.

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