Today’s guest post comes from Bev Novak. Bev takes a look at the new Google search app for IOS devices and tests out the voice search feature.
Released a couple of days ago, I just discovered the latest Google search app and I must say it’s really cool!
Designed for both the iPhone and iPad, this latest update allows you to search just by asking a question! Simply select the microphone icon on the new Google search page to instantly find answers to absolutely anything.
I’ve just had fun asking some very basic questions and had graphic returns within seconds:
What year was Napoleon born?
What is 10 Euro in Australian dollars?
What’s the weather tomorrow?
And if you want to be really impressed, just sit back and relax after giving the command ‘Play the trailer for the new James Bond movie’.
By using Knowledge Graph in its search technology the app is able to answer questions about people and places, says Google. Referred to in some reviews as Google’s attempt to take on Siri at her own game, the competition is certainly heating up with this new release and the winners are most definitely the users!
My one disappointment though is that none of the responses to my questions have elicited audio responses as they do in this video released by Google. I must admit though that even without audio responses I’ve been very impressed with both the speed and accuracy of responses. My mind is abuzz with the many different ways this can be used in our classrooms.
Have a listen and be inspired!
Thanks to Bev for taking a look at this interesting new Google search feature. This post originally appeared on the NovaNews blog, where Bev has some wonderful thoughts about teaching and learning. You can also follow Bev on Twitter.