Here comes Google Now to be integrated on Google Search app for iOS devices, a Siri-like feature that informs and interacts with you wherever you go. Will this be the future competitor of Siri?
Since Google Chrome for iOS was launched, the development and tweaks of Google Search app was relentlessly pursued by third-party developers. And it doesn’t stop there. Google was eager to penetrate the market offering third-party apps to the iOS community. From the Android arena, now it’s all set for the iPhone and iPad devices.
Google Now was only accessible through Android’s latest version Jelly Bean. However, doors were opened to the iOS community where it is possible to search using speech recognition technology in Google-like functionality. And this is what you get, “Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time.”
With Google Now, you’ll be able to get today’s weather, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, your favorite sport’s team score, search images, check on nearby places to visit and more. That’s not all, searches happen automatically and cards start to appear the moment you need them.
Google Now rolls out in 10 different cards and more to come.
Fresh and specific information:
- Public Transit
- Next Appointment
- Time at home
Google is taking the path of Apple’s lead to speech recognition technology. We all know Apple pioneered this feature with iPhone 4S. It’s complete contextual awareness for both Google Now and Siri. Google reported during the media presentation that the future of web search involves “the voice.” Search query will be more natural as ever.
Google Now seems identical in appearance to Siri, and could possibly trigger issues for approval before it rolls out on App Store. It will be available within next few days.
What do you think?