Bells and Whistles for Google App

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  1. Surely Guest

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  3. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    The one thing that annoyed me about the Google app was that it launched Safari, then I had to launch it back up again to search.

    Well, this little Easter Egg has fixed that and made it a lot more useable in my opinion.
     
  4. kas23 macrumors 603

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    OK, I have endlessly tried to find this damn menu and am quickly losing patience. Can someone tell me exactly how I get to this menu?
     
  5. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I got to it by scrolling.
     
  6. vemulasri macrumors member

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    Keep scrolling in the settings menu and you will find it.
     
  7. ying yang macrumors regular

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    Keep scrolling (sliding your thumb upwards) until it pops in. It look about 5-10 "bounces" for me.

    The monkey sounds cracked me up.
     
  8. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Scroll to the bottom of the screen and then keep trying to scroll down past the end repeatedly. It bounces back each time, but do it again and again. The menu item finally appears. At least for me.
     
  9. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Thanks. Got it. I was initially trying to going back and forth between screens and hoping it would magically pop up. Pretty cool so far. All we need now is voice dialing and saving of maps and searches.
     
  10. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Until I saw your post, I hadn't thought about the otion to "Open Links in App," but setting that to On does indeed open them in Google instead of Safari, and you can return to the search from the loaded page. Thanks for posting that! Not sure when I would have found it myself. I've come to think of Easter Eggs as diversions. Not this one. At least if you don't include the monkey sounds. :p
     
  11. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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    Haha thats pretty cool, never knew that, thanks!

    ChrisN
     
  12. Vader macrumors 65816

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    After changing the setting for Open Links in App to on, it still opens safari if I click on anything (Gmail, Calender, Translate). Do I need to turn the iPod off and back on, sync it, or what?
     
  13. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    For me it opens in a browser internal to the Google app. If you tap the back arrow at the bottom left of the screen, you are returned to the Google search page with the link that led you there in the first place. Or at least it does for me. I didn't do anything but set the switch.
     
  14. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Oh, ok, I thought it would just open the things without switching screens or anything.
     
  15. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    You do still need to tap the Google link. It just switches to the internal browser instead of Safari.
     
  16. Bingbonghoho macrumors member

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    this is soo cool!!!!
    What is wave form?? "the third option"
     
  17. kas23 macrumors 603

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    you know after you say something it shows a waveform snapshot of what you said? Well, this will show the waveform at all time. It will change as it picks up sounds from the microphone. Not very useful if you ask me. But looks nice.
     
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    I get the same thing, I tried everything and restarted. Still no worky. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  19. Surely thread starter Guest

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    It opens links in the app, not other Google apps in the app. So when you do a search for something, it'll show search results, and then when you tap a search result, it'll open that web page in the app instead of in Safari.

    Capishe?
     
  20. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Does Apple know about this?

    What I mean is does Apple look at the code of an app before they approve it. If not I can see developers sneaking in unsupported things into their apps such as Firefox!
     
  21. Bingbonghoho macrumors member

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    thanks for the info

    Hey thanks, offcourse!
     
  22. kas23 macrumors 603

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    This is lame, but I had a dream last night there was another Easter egg hidden somewhere in this app.
     
  23. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502

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    LAME, wishful thinking I guess. I want a gmail app.
     
  24. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't the only application that has its own built-in web browser. NetNewsWire does. There are probably others too that I don't know about or can't remember at the moment.
     
  25. kas23 macrumors 603

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    YouNote, iStorage, Folders, and iDownload all have internal browsers. I'm sorta getting suck of the iPhone's redundancy; why can't their just be one browser that does everything we want it to and one central file repository?
     

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