Google has released its own software keyboard for iPhone and iPad, Gboard. The keyboard allows you to perform a Google search without leaving the app you're in. Just tap the big "G" button in the upper left of the keyboard to start your search. Gboard also supports swipe-typing, like other keyboards such as Swype and SwiftKey.

Here are the big features you'll find in Gboard:

Search and send anything from Google:

  • Nearby stores and restaurants
  • Videos and images
  • Weather forecasts
  • News and articles
  • Sports scores
  • And anything else you'd search on Google
  • GIFs — Search GIFs for the best reaction
  • Emoji Search— Find the perfect emoji, faster
  • Glide Typing — Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter

You can find Gboard on the App Store now.