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Google Search on iPhone, iPad to Soon Show Information From iOS Apps

Google Search on iPhone, iPad to Soon Show Information From iOS Apps
Google's mobile searches on Android have been displaying relevant information from Android apps for a while now that were indexed by the company. The company last month even started prompting users to install an app if it had relevant content to the user's search query.

The company is now all set to bring the same feature to iOS. Google on Wednesday announced that it is bringing App Indexing to iOS apps. This will mean that iOS users on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will now get content from mobile app straight from Google Search.

Confirming the news, Google's Eli Wald, Product Manager in a blog post, revealed that the company is already working with an initial group of apps and indexed links for these apps will start showing up on iOS in search results in the coming weeks both in the Google Search app and Chrome for signed-in users globally.

Additionally, Google has detailed ways how developers can get their apps indexed on iOS. "While App Indexing for iOS is launching with a small group of test partners initially, we're working to make this technology available to more app developers as soon as possible," said Wald in the blog.

Developers to get app indexing for iOS will have to add deep link support to their iOS app; will have to make sure to return to Search results with just one click, and providing deep link annotations on the site.

The search engine also wants to hear from developers who are interested for getting their apps indexed for iOS; though points out that expressing interest will not guarantee them getting app deep links in iOS search results.

For developers, Google revealed that it has a talk titled "Get your app in the Google index" at I/O 2015 kicking off Thursday.

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