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Google boosts search for the Ipad

Lick of paint and feature polish
Tue Nov 22 2011, 09:26

INTERNET SEARCH OUTFIT Google has refreshed its search application for the fashionable fondle slab, the Apple Ipad.

The app is aimed at Ipad users running IOS 4 and above and Daniel Fish, software engineer for the Google Search app, ushered it in with some flowery talk about how well it suits the hardware.

"Whether you're doing research and comparing results, or exploring beautiful imagery, we have added new features to make the app more interactive, more visual and to help you find what you want more easily," he said.

"You'll notice that searching is faster and more interactive from your first keystroke. As soon as you begin to type, Google Instant starts to display results, so you don't even need to press the search button."

Because this is a touchscreen tablet you'll notice that search is done a little differently. A slide-in pane layers over search results and begins loading any pages that you select. This lets you keep looking through the results while you wait for the web page to load. As well as saving you time this also lets users flit between pages and searches quicker and easier.

Since tablets use a virtual keyboard, Google has made the most of the touchscreen and has turned browsing history in a carousel like affair that lets you flick through images of the pages that you have visited in order the find what you are looking for.

Upon exiting search results users are offered the ability to find the exact part of the web site that they were searching for by clicking on a magnifying glass in the top right hand corner of the web page. This sounds neat, and again it should save Ipad users some time. µ


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