Google announced the new “In-Apps” application for Android that is a search tab for locating content within applications.
To be concise, the search mode will henceforth be named “In Apps” and can be used by users to search contacts, notes or music on their device applications. Currently, the applications activities are limited to Google applications that are YouTube, Spotify and Gmail, and will shortly extend to popular applications such as LinekedIn and Facebook Messenger.
How does it work?
In App is an offline feature as it conducts search across the Android device, and not the internet or cloud storage. It is similar to Apple’s Spotlight that allows user to find data directly on the phone. Until now, Google used the Firebase App Indexing to help app developers to facilitate search on Google for online information and be redirected to the application. This type of search allows the user to view app content directly. With In App search, user’s search becomes more focused, as they will only find relevant app information that is stored in their device.
We discuss 4 ways Google’s In-app search will influence Android app development.
Android developers can leverage the benefits of In App search by integrating this Google device feature to their application directly rather than create a separate search feature within their applications. this will create easier access for the user too and help the application to organically blend with the device.
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