Google search results to show direct links to Android and iPhone apps
Google has announced that they have optimized their mobile search engine to show direct links to mobile apps on Android and Apple iPhone platforms.
These links would appear at the top on searches related to mobile apps available on the respective platforms.
This is a cool new feature that can come handy for users who tend to search for new apps on Google instead of the official marketplace that is shipped on these mobile devices.
Google said in a blog posting:
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.