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  • Google Adds App Store Links To Mobile Search Results

    While it's understood that Google and Apple aren't always seeing eye-to-eye, it still appears as though there is some love that still exists. Yesterday Google had announced that it would be adding a new feature alongside any mobile-formatted search results. While one might assume that these link would only be Android app specific, it does appear that Apple's Apps appear as well.

    As of today, if you go to Google.com on your iPhone or Android-powered device and search for an app, we'll show special links and content at the top of the search results. You can tap these links to go directly to the app's Android Market or iPhone App Store page. You can also get a quick look at some of the app's basic details including the price, rating, and publisher. These results will appear when your search pertains to a mobile application and relevant, well-rated apps are found.
    Based on the device your using, tapping "More Results for Android/iPhone" will reveal any relevant apps that might relate to your search.

    It seems like a smart move really, as it offers both Apple and Android users some extra options, rather than sticking it to Apple users. This is however a marketing plan to get Android apps out there. It's known that Android users don't spend nearly as much on apps, and this is just another sign of Google pushing harder to get those apps in circulation.

    Unfortunately this feature is only available for users living in the United States. The rest of the countries gotta wait.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Adds App Store Links To Mobile Search Results started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I like it. It helps both companies and the developers get apps out there.
    1. Jailbreak Ryan's Avatar
      Jailbreak Ryan -
      Could come in handy
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      I'm diggin it!!!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Nice convenient
    1. Excel Wiz's Avatar
      Excel Wiz -
      nice addition.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Added plus
    1. BlackHoleSlam1994's Avatar
      BlackHoleSlam1994 -
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -

      what browser is this? and more importantly, WHY AREN'T YOU USING OPERA? lol
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Sweet added convenience
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      maybe google wants to stay as the default iphone search engine
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post

      what browser is this? and more importantly, WHY AREN'T YOU USING OPERA? lol
      Some people don't want all their information going through Opera's proxy.
    1. 01grander's Avatar
      01grander -
      I guess its good for developers and it'll probably give me better results. Too bad they don't have cydia results