Google Mobile App -What is it?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Funbags, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I was browsing itunes and download apps in hopes of getting the iPhone tomorrow. What exact is the google mobile app? Did anyone try it?
     
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    Sky Blue

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    looks like it's a iPhone front end for google
     
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    t0mat0

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    Any word on a version for the UK store? Or do we need to go the the web page, then make an icon from that?
     
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    tomccabe

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    just got it installed. very simple, clean app for google web/image/news/shopping/WIKIPEDIA (!!!)

    edit: oh wait...it has a spotlight type search function as you type. really really nice.
     
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    i don't understand the purpose of this app... somebody sell me that its better than just having a google web clip on the homepage
     
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    SFC Archer

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    I dumped it...What a waste....I reloaded the Google Web App and it has search right there. It is a total waste of space on your drive!
     
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    I hope they add gtalk to it in the future. Right now it's pretty useless.
     
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    It searches your contacts and other databases on the phone as well. It is spotlight-like.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    It has a link to gtalk under more. Native Gtalk will be hard until the iphone allows background applications, or gtalk and the iphone can work together with a push aspect.
     
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    I think it's nice. Waste of space? All 600 kb?
     
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    cloudnine

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    I know! I can't believe they wasted an entire 663kb of space! Dear Lord!
    :rolleyes:
     
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    Try palringo.
     
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    Well.. it wastes a spot on a page.
     
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    cloudnine

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    OMG I know! Can you believe that?! You can have 9 or 10 pages full of apps and Google wastes that ONE SPOT... IT'S THE WORST THING IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND OMG WTF OMG!!!!11~

    ._.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Badandy

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    That's not true. Just contacts, that's it. No calendar, no email, no files, no applications, no nothing.

    It's a worthless app, and I really want APPLE Spotlight to come...
     
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    The program has one main feature that blows the Safari search bar away:
    - Search results update as you type. This saves a lot of time and gets you exactly what you are looking for in less clicks.

    One concern I had was that it doesn't retain your search once it launches Safari with the results. What it actually does it creates 2 levels of history in the new browser window that can be navigated back to with the "<" button.
    First press of back: returns to Google search results within Safari
    Second press of back: returns to Google Mobile in same state as it left

    There are settings in Under Settings/Google Mobile if you don't want it to search contacts.

    It's a quick install. Try it next time you have to search and tell me it isn't quicker than using Safari.
     

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