Update to Google Now for iOS adds new cards, notifications and more

Update to Google Now for iOS adds new cards, notifications and more
Google Search for iOS has received an update. One of the new features allows iPhone users to commence a search using the app by uttering "OK Google." There's an interesting scene for you to consider. Someone is walking on the street, iPhone in hand, saying, "OK Google." That person might end up being Baker Act'd (Google it) by a concerned bystander.

Other changes include a series of new cards for Google Now including flight updates, event tickets, reservations for a rental car, and information about public transit. Notifications and Reminders have been added to the app, which now has a revamped homepage and improvements to the UI. And if you're rocking some other Google app on your iPhone, you can take advantage of the one touch sign in.

Google Now is a useful tool that gives you information you want to know, when you need to know it. Traffic information, stock prices, sports scores and all of the information you receive from Google Now appears on the screen without you having to ask for it. Along with the search function on the app, information is always close at hand.


source: GoogleSearch

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24 Comments

1. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

This is why Google is so much better than Apple. They actually care about the people that use their services and keep the idiotic flame wars out of the picture.

2. ilia1986 unregistered

Couldn't have said it better myself.

3. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Hahhaha don't make me laugh. Google is awful. I guess you don't remember what happened to youtube app for WP ;)

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So you expect Google to put their tail between their legs and just keep on making apps for Microsoft as they demand when Microsoft keeps insulting their service through Scroogled campaign ? Laugh all you want but the fact is your beloved company is sold and your favourite OS just managed to grab 3% of market share after so many years of its inception !

6. ilia1986 unregistered

tech2 - again - couldn't have said it better myself. :)

9. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I don't care about google's crappy apps. I'm just saying that Google is not as good as you think. I bought MetroTube which is much better than official app on Android/iOS. Not to mention Pro Tuber on iOS that owns official app. Try to play azealia banks - 212 or sugababes - about a girl on yt app, or try to play a video while the screen is locked, you'll see what I'm talking about. ;) Google services are very good, but official apps are awful.

5. ilia1986 unregistered

Sorry but WP doesn't have nearly enough popularity for Google to invest too much in it.

8. kyuubiboy

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

& then you admit that indeed google all cares is money ! in the near future wp will grow faster and faster and then they will have to make those crappy apps for microfost :) we need youtube, gmail, google+ and maybe not google now because microsoft is going to release cortona

15. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Well Google is not going to put in the effort to develop and support apps on a small insignificant OS. That time can be better spent. MS doesnt make all their apps for other OS's. Following your logic, there should also be apps for Symbian, firefox, Tizen, and Sailfish.

7. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

They actually care about "the money brought in by" the people that use their services. FTFY.

10. stealthd unregistered

That's such a load of crap. "Flame wars" have nothing to do with it. Apple's business is selling devices, Google's is about selling your data to advertisers, so Google wants as many people as possible using their services, whatever platform they may be in. If Google cares so much about the people using their services then why is there no customer support? They have great support if you're an advertiser, but nothing if you're the person using their services.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nonsenses.

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Apple's business is enslaving people to their vision of what you can and cannot do with a mobile device.

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

How is that working out for them?

20. stealthd unregistered

You sound like the leader of an Android cult. I don't even know why I bother responding to a troll.

23. ilia1986 unregistered

I am truly flattered. :)

17. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

You talk about Google putting flame wars out of the picture, yet in the same sentence you add fuel to the flame war by saying Google is better than Apple? Am I the only one who caught the irony?

24. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I don't recall Apple ever having a direct conflict with Google itself. More like Samsung and other vendors.

13. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Google takes in more $$$ from iOS compared to $$$ coming from Android.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Link to that article or that never happened

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

19. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

If you click on the first link and read it Google had a vested interest in claiming the lowest possible Android revenue because it meant less of a payout to Oracle if they were to lose the court case. Second, those figures come from estimates in 2011 by a court appointed expert, not Google itself.

22. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Also that data is freaking old... Like a year old at best...

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Most aticles on your search result are over a year old.... So is that number valid at all?

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