Posts Tagged ‘ Apple ’

Google launches Gboard keyboard features on Android devices

Posted on: December 13, 2016 by in SEO
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According to multiple reports, Gboard — Google’s keyboard designed specifically for iOS devices — is now available on Android devices. A report from The Verge says that a Google Keyboard update is bringing Gboard features to Android, including the integrated search function, the emoji search tool and new shortcuts. “It’s currently available only as an APK from Google without detailed release notes, although it should make its way over to the Play Store soon,” writes The Verge Continue Reading ...

Apple rolls out Search Ads for the App Store

Posted on: September 29, 2016 by in SEO
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After a beta period that began in June, Apple is now opening up Search Ads for the App Store to all publishers and developers. It’s currently available for the iPhone and iPad only in the US. While Apple will certainly make money from this program, the main rationale appears to be app discovery. Google has had search ads in the Play store for well over a year. Search Ads will be delineated with a blue background. Apple will generate the ad images and copy from the app metadata supplied by the Continue Reading ...

Apple now has public place pages — but what exactly are they for?

Posted on: September 27, 2016 by in SEO
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Apple is apparently now publishing public place pages for selected landmarks, according to a post on 9to5Mac. Below is an example (via Allan Miller): If you’ve got the latest MacOS update “Sierra” installed you can access these pages from the Safari toolbar. On “El Capitan” a smaller page shows up for similar kinds of queries. In all likelihood these URLs, which Andrew Shotland identified as “Apple Maps ID + Lat/Long + Name,” are intended for sharing, especially with users of Continue Reading ...

Apple Maps becomes a platform with new extensions for third-party apps

Posted on: June 14, 2016 by in SEO
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Apple is opening up Apple Maps to third party developers with new “extensions.” This is parallel to announcements for Messages and Siri, made during today’s WWDC keynote. In addition to a forthcoming “beautiful redesign,” developers can integrate their apps directly into Maps: Now open to developers with new extensions, apps like OpenTable can integrate bookings right into Maps, and services like Uber and Lyft can make it easier for users to book a ride, without ever leaving the Maps Continue Reading ...

Google App for iOS gets AMP content & sports highlights in Now cards

Posted on: May 29, 2016 by in SEO
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Google has announced new upgrades for its iOS app, designed to create a faster mobile experience. As part of the updates, Google says it has cut down on loading times and is rolling out AMP content on the Google iOS app. Now news articles from a vast array of publishers will load instantly for your reading pleasure. Just look out for the lightning bolt and “AMP” next to articles in the “Top Stories” section of your search results and enjoy blazing-fast news. Google's Inside Search Continue Reading ...