Google Now Allows App Browsing

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on October 29th, 2010

Just in case you either don't like browsing the App Store or just prefer doing all your shopping via Google, the search provider has added a nifty feature which allows users to hunt for iPhone apps right in their browser. The process is fairly simple, with users needing but to click the "More" tab on a search results and then tap on "iPhone Apps" in the resulting drop-down menu. A similar service is available for Android users.

This likely goes without saying, but you will need to be using an iOS device in order to to see the extra options. Just don't go trying to Google Angry Birds on your home PC and then wondering why you don't get the option to go directly to the app. Again, we trust that you're smarter than that, but the last thing we want to do is create confusion and chaos.

At any rate this is a truly handy feature for iOS users, as now you don't need to jump back and forth from Google to the App Store when looking up something you may want to download. Granted, you're only really saving a few seconds, but everyone loves convenience and this is just one more way to make your life a little bit easier. If anything this will hopefully speed up searches a bit, allowing you access to the content you want without waiting quite so long.

One other note, we're hearing that this is a feature which has been around for a while, but this is honestly the first we've heard of it and the first time we've seen it reported. So before you light up the comment section with "old!" keep in mind that this isn't a feature Google ever really advertised and it's one of those things that you don't know is there if you don't look for it. We're just trying to be helpful here, so enjoy the added functionality of Google on your iOS devices.

[via Gizmodo]

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Tagged With: App store, Ipod, Iphone, Google, IPad
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