Future update to Google Search for iOS to include cross platform notifications
15 years on from the birth of Google Search, the folks from Mountain View have detailed a pretty interesting sounding update to the Google Search app for iOS heading our way soon. While iOS users get access to the pretty impressive Google Now service, it's nowhere near the experience our Android friends enjoy, but Google it seems has a treat in store for us on that front:
In the next couple of weeks, you’ll be able to download a new version of the Google Search app on iPhone and iPad. With this update, you can get notifications across your devices. So if you tell your Nexus 7, “OK Google. Remind me to buy olive oil at Safeway,” when you walk into the store with your iPhone, you’ll get a reminder. We’ll also show you Google Now notifications so you’re not late to your cooking class.
Cross platform for Google continues to be Android and iOS, but the continued effort put into Google's iOS apps is admirable. The experience is generally on par with the Android equivalents, perfect for the iPhone owners out there – myself included – that rely heavily on Google's apps and services on a daily basis.
There will be at least as many that won't use this as those that will. I'm in the will camp, how about you? We'll keep our eyes peeled for the update in the coming weeks.
Source: Google Search Blog