Google Overhauls iPhone Search App
Google today announced a new version of its dedicated search application for the Apple iPhone. The new application makes a number of significant changes to the user interface. It includes more interactive options, such as swiping to access the search bar or settings, and a brand-new tool bar for accessing refined search results. The application also remembers its last state, meaning users can resume exactly where they left off when returning to the app, though they may just as easily start a new search. Google also made a number of tweaks to the Google Goggles, Voice Search, Search with My Location, and Gmail pieces of the application. The new Google Search application for the iPhone is a free download from the iPhone App Store.
Bing for iPhone Let's You Search via Pictures
Microsoft has updated its Bing search application for the iPhone and added the ability to search for images captured by the camera. The tool, similar to Google Goggles, lets users take a picture and then use the picture to perform a search.
Google Search for iPhone Gets AMP'd
Google today updated its Google Search app for the iPhone and added several new features. The most significant improvement is support for Google's accelerated mobile pages, or AMP.
Google Bakes Search Into Keyboard App for iPhones
Google today revealed GBoard, a keyboard application for iPhones that includes search capabilities. Google is pitching GBoard as a way to simplify how people use the iPhone by allowing users to perform searches without leaving the current app, such as text messaging.
Google Search App for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget
Google today updated its main Search application for the iPhone and added a widget for the home screen. Technically, iOS doesn't support true home screen widgets other than those in the notification panel.