Google Now Lands On iOS, Works Seamlessly!
Starting right now, iPhone and iPad owners can get Google Now on their devices.
Google Now is a personal assistant, Siri’s rival, if you may, which brings on a combination of Google Search and personalized everyday “cards” showing what a user wants to know about every day elements like weather, sports, and calendar items.
Google announced on Tuesday that the service, which has been available for about nine months on Android phones and tablets running Jelly Bean, will be available for free as part of an update to the Search App in the iTunes App Store.
Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now.
– weather and traffic conditions before you start your day
– updates on your favorite sports teams and breaking news stories as they happen
The app appears to be exactly the same as the Android version with the exception of users being able to swipe up to launch the Now application. Google, though, reports that 22 of the 29 card types found on the Android version of Google Now are making their way to the iOS version, with airline boarding passes, Fandango, and local events being among those not making the transition.
Google Now pulls information from all of your Google services like Search, Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Chrome browser history, and anything else that is connected to your Google account, then it provides pertinent information to the smartphone owner before they know they need it.
Our initial impression of the service is that it works seamlessly! It picked up our commands with ease and returned accurate information.
Job well done Google!