Google Updates Its Search App for iPhones, iPads
Google Search iOS users can now send themselves notifications and reminders using the new version.Google's Search app for iPhones and iPads has just received several key updates that add valuable features and capabilities for users, including the ability to issue reminders and notifications about important events or appointments. The new features, which also include just-in-time details for your travel itinerary, such as boarding passes that appear on your device just when they are needed, were unveiled in a Nov. 5 post by Ian Wilkinson, a Google software engineer, on the Google Inside Search Blog. "Like many of you, I feel like I’m always short on time—between work, shuttling my son around, meeting up with friends, and dealing with everyday chores," wrote Wilkinson. "With more and more information to manage, we could all use a little extra help to get more out of our day. With the updated Google Search app for iPhones and iPads, we hope we can save you a bit more time each day—so you can spend it on more interesting things." The new Search app will automatically send users a notification to alert them about real-time details about an upcoming event or appointment, wrote Wilkinson. "For example, while I was busy getting my son ready this morning, a notification appeared on my lock screen telling me that I should leave for his dentist appointment right away because of a traffic jam."
Users can also set up reminders to themselves that will be triggered when the user is near the location of that particular task, he wrote. "So if you say 'OK Google, remind me to mail the checks when I get home,' you'll get a notification as soon as your house pulls into view."