Google Optimizes Application for iPhone

December 5th, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


On mobile phones today you wouldn’t expect to see the Google home page as simple as you’d see it on a regular browser, logo, search bar and button, and little blue links leading to Google’s other services.

Today, the search engine giant has optimized their mobile version of their home page for the Apple iPhone.  It’s a good thing too.  There were some recent figures that indicate that more iPhone users are using their handsets to browse the internet.   the internet capabilities of the iPhone is what sets the iPod+phone gadget apart and optimized web applications for it completely help the situation.

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The Google portal which can be accessed by the iPhone’s Safari browser pointed to http://www.google.com, has the same simplistic style it has on a regular computer based browser.  Logo, search bar and button and a couple of tabs for Google’s other services, Gmail, Picasa, Calendar, Reader and more.

The portal, though it looks the same is not complete the same as the computer based version.  Google did do a very good job optimizing the app for the iPhone’s limitations and navigation.

Apparently, Google is prepping the public up for their upcoming open mobile platfor Android which they plan to unleash after their acquisition of the 700MHz spectrum.  Verizon has already signed up for the Android program and right now AT&T is getting the feel of the upcoming Android with Google’s optimized portal.