At last Google has made it officiall: with an update to the Google Search application, Google Now is available on iOS. available for both the iPhone and iPad, the update brings almost all of Google’s information cards across from Android. The look and feel of the app is very identical on both platforms. The main differences between Android and iOS are few, mainly in that iOS can display fewer different kinds of cards. Baris Gultekin, Director of Product Management for Google Now says “The types of Google Now cards available are largely the same on both platforms.”
You will however have to note the following:
- Unlike on Android, on iOS, the Google Search app can’t be launched with a system-wide shortcut (unless you are a
jailbreaker) and it can’t do the same kind of background sync that Now can do on Android. However,
- Google tells us that it will support the iOS background location feature, so that at least it won’t need to spend as long hunting for your position when you open up the Search app.
- It also won’t use iOS’ notification system to push high-priority Now alerts as you can do on Android.
- 22 of the 29 card types available on Android are making their way to iOS, and the few holdouts include airline boarding
passes, Fandango, and local events.
- Google Now will be able to display your next available appointment, but it will only pull that information from your Google Calendar, not the local calendar.
- Android, of course, allows Google Now to be accessed with a swipe-up or long-press of a button on some phones, but it’s worth pointing out that it might actually be available on fewer devices than on iOS thanks to minimum OS requirements.
- You can watch more Google Now features in the video belo
So for those intersted you can find Google Now on the App Store Now