Google search results on the iPhone and iPad will soon include iOS apps

Google announced today that it will soon start indexing iPhone and iPad apps. 

Just like Google does on Android for Google Play apps, iOS app indexing will basically allow users to open apps from the search result page, should a certain iPhone or iPad app appear to be relevant to a particular search query.

The search engine giant announced that indexed iOS apps will start showing in iPhone and iPad search results in the coming weeks. At first, just a select range of apps will be included, but Google promised to expand the technology to other app developers "as soon as possible". 

iOS apps will appear in search engine results both from the Google Search iOS app and the Chrome iOS browser, but only if the user is signed into his Google account.

Interested developers can get the full documentation on iOS app indexing from the source link below. Furthermore, Google will also be holding a special talk at this week's Google I/O developer conference that should help devs make the most out of the new feature.

source: Google

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5 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Nice move Google but for me I think its completely unnecessary since the home screen is already there to do it for you. .

2. Sauce5 unregistered

Exactly what I was thinking. You don't have to open any apps (this one). A single swipe and you're good to go. Meh.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, it isn't as useful to iOS users since they can't manage their apps through the web like in the Play Store. Still, can't hurt to have any relevant apps come up if you search for something instead of then having to find it again in the App Store if you come across it on the web. Plus Google search is 10x better than almost all other search providers including, for some reason, the Play store search.

6. gaming64 unregistered

Well said, man well said. but I think the Search engine on the App Store feels better TBH.

3. waddup121 unregistered

sweet!

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