Google starts deep linking iOS apps from Safari, throws shade at Apple

Google starts deep linking iOS apps from Safari, throws shade at Apple
Apple usually isn't all that subtle when it comes to putting down competitors, especially Google. But, Google tends to be a bit more passive aggressive with its jabs, and that shows again in the new announcement to developers talking about how to deep link to iOS apps from Google search results in the Safari browser.This means that a search result for a location will show as a deep link that bumps users directly to that place page within an app like Yelp. 

Of course, in the announcement Google couldn't help mentioning that not only has Android had this feature for a long time, there are more ways for developers to use the feature in Android:

Still this should be good news for developers and users alike, because it will make it easier to get out of the Safari browser and into apps, which tend to be faster and easier to use. Google said app content will start showing up in search results at the end of October. 



1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

¬_¬ No Google would never do anything shady.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The cloak and dagger game that everyone plays. Overall, i still find Google to be more transparent than Apple.

2. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Funny how Google is contributing to everyone while Apple is like a spoiled kid that doesn't want to share...

5. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Funny how Google is contributing to everything for Apple and cant even f****** update their GARBAGE Android version of Hangouts while Apples Hangouts is flawless and leagues better. Cant even use hangouts because of how much of a sh*t show it is on my device. Thankfully I have it on my 6S+, and thankfully it runs flawlessly. Your own app isnt even tailored for your own OS, and leagues better on your competitors OS. Hah. Fixed.

8. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Congratulations on that tiny victory there. +1 Now how about everything else that Google has done right for everyone, including Apple?

10. willard12 unregistered

Aside from the lie that Hangouts doesn't get updated on Android, good job throwing out typical, non-specific critiques that sound bad but mean nothing. "Flawless, sh*t show, garbage, leagues better, tailored"....what exactly is the problem? Who knows? Who cares? It's better to just throw out random adjectives. That way, no one can call you on anything and you still get to write a troll comment. Bravo!

11. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

People who have used (ateast tried to) the app on Android devices will know exactly what I'm talking about. Lie? Lol troll more and keep fishing for green thumbs.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I use it on a daily basis with several friends and you're just full of it

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Put it this way, Hangouts update for iOS was more like a beta test before releasing it for Android.

28. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I have, runs perfectly, much better than the very limited iMessage ridden through with adware!

29. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I use Hangouts almost daily, so the bullsh!t you're spreading right now is ridiculous. Stop it. Troll elsewhere.

32. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Hangouts is all i ever use. It's perfect. Did you try connecting to the internet?

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Funny how Google just updated Hangouts on version 4.0 with more features than iOS version but keep ranting.

15. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

Yes the update that came out on the 8th. Im aware. It took months and months of us Android users ranting while watching the privelaged boys over at Apple enjoy the Google service that works so well on iOS but garbage on Android. Nothing but blind fanboyism on this site, and trolls like yourself, Bobby, and many others. I watch you get cornered by counter comments while you have no educational value to add to your trolling. Might want to try out for the local chess club or bocce league to give your eyes and fingers a rest from visiting this site every day being nothing but another Patriot.

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Now I know for sure you are Sauce with another 4 days old fart account. Looks like its not enough to ban your all other accounts you will keep coming, lol. You are clearly mad at me cause I am the reason your multi-accounts got banned :D

19. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered

No response to below? Like I said above, you're a weak troll. If you are going to pin some other trolls name to avoid heat, at least call me Patriot or someone remotely clausible lol. Sauce? Really lol? Who tf is sauce

21. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Are you trying to kick knowledge by posting reddit links? If you take reddit for granted then every app out there has issues. Daily dose of redditors... Like I said just above your head you are Sauce troll with multiple accounts. Who is Sauce you ask? Here you go: Sauce OG: Sauce 2: Sauce 3: Sauce 4: Sauce 5: Athene (also one of Sauce's account or just call it Sauce 6) Bonus: Athene was also a redditor and he used similar response just like you. I think I have enough proof to know who are you. Redditor proof: (Mentioning and Here is you on r/iOSthemes: Here is you on r/jailbreak: "Might want to try out for the local chess club or bocce league to give your eyes and fingers a rest from visiting this site every day" Same response here: From all of this we can realize that the real troll is you getting banned and making multi-accounts to just get banned again. After all this here everyone will just ROFLcopter at you.

30. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

I guess you're ready to get this account banned as well. You must really have no life, creating multiple accounts on PA just to get them banned.

16. 8ozchickenbreast unregistered​yone_hate_hangouts/​ut_hangouts/​ng_on_hangouts_says_they_are_aware/​hangouts_overhaul_android_version_in/ Last link, top comment. LOLKEK

17. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Google getting desperate since Apple has allowed users to lock them out of Safari for advertising and Google's search deal with Apple is about to expire. Look for Google to be on the outside, looking in at its most profitable base, once the deal expires. DuckDuckGo can keep gaining share.

23. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Apple wouldn't do that. Without Googles products on the app store it would hurt apple. I would stop using an iPhone just for Google maps.

31. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Throws shade? What is this WSHH?

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