The app listings in Google Search just received a makeover today. Google Search keeps improving itself in result options and looks and the latest feature to get an overhaul is the App listing. This feature has been around for a while now, but it was pretty flat design-wise. Everything will change now that Google made some server-side changes and they will make your life more colorful than ever. Any apps that are listed on a search will show up in colored squares, which definitely changes the aesthetic of your smartphone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aJzpj06slU In order to see the changes to the app listings in Google Search, all you have to do is search a category of apps. You can search for lifestyle apps, cooking apps, Twitter apps, Software enhancers and others. Google will show you the results in a colorful page. Since this is a server-side change, you do not need any update to see it. It should just appear when you search for apps. Media credit: AndroidPolice
It’s been a few days now since Google search started offering a new feature: ordering food straight from the search bar. The search engine became extremely popular because it was so good at sending people their way in a very short period of time, meaning they would return to search for more stuff faster too. In the years since Google became our friend, it also managed to infiltrate our lives so well that we are practically useless without its services. The newest feature Google puts at its customers’ feet is a reminder of the good old days. When you search for local restaurants you will now get the option to place an order. When you hit this button you will be “assaulted” by questions such as your preferred delivery service and then you will be given the site you require. The Google feature is available only in the US at the moment and only six partners are accessible: Seamless, MyPizza.com, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com and BeyondMenu. More should be added in the future. Source: AndroidPolice
Commandr 2.0 update expands beyond its previous limits and expands on Google Now in giving its users the ability to control music and switches via voice commands. The medium command “Note to Self” is no longer needed in commanding the device. Apparently, Commandr listens to everything you search with Google Search and it immediately cancels the action Search was about to do and does its own thing. The app is not particularly consistent because it does not always understand the commands it is given and it fails to report the activity of certain settings. The update is a step in a favorable direction and, if you don’t want to be listened by Commandr at all times, you can reactivate the Note to Self option as well. It appears it is on its way of becoming a true and reliable app that is free of charge as well. You can analyze it in depth below. [pb-app-box pname=’com.RSen.Commandr’ name=’Commandr for Google Now’ theme=’discover’ lang=’en’]
Google Search and its OK Google voice function are slowly conquering the world! Now, you have more support than ever because, as you do a voice search and find that Google has misunderstood you, you can correct it by starting your search with “No, I said…” and Google will replace the incorrect words with what you uttered the second time. Neat, right? For example, let’s say you’re looking for green apples and you begin your search by saying “ OK Google, find me Green Apples” and the app doesn’t hear you properly and leads you to green marbles locations. All you have to say is “OK Google, no, I said apples” and Google will replace the misunderstood word with the apples you were looking for. Just in case Google is a bit deaf and doesn’t get you right, you can repeat the process until you get the desired result. This will work if you are looking for something with more keywords at the same time. It is not going to understand ALL words apparently as there are some it does not catch on no matter how much you repeat them. In case you don’t have the app yet, you can find Google Search with all its vocal search-ness HERE!