Google iOS Update Adds Personal Assistant-Like Tool

Google has updated its iOS app, adding Google Now, a virtual tool that works a little bit like Siri.

Googlers can speak to the app to ask questions prepare and the app will do a Google search to respond. For example, a users can speak “What’s the weather like in San Francisco,” to get an update on weather conditions or they can say, “who won the Giants game last night” to find out details about the latest sports news. Users looking for directions can ask Google Now and the tool will make a map for the user.

Google’s Now tool is the same feature that lets you make an estate plan for your Internet data for after you die.

Publish date: April 29, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT