Google has officially released a new Keyboard app named Gboard for iOS devices. It will let you search from the app and it can be anything including web searches, images or GIFs or even emojis, without the need of leaving the keyboard. It also supports Glide Typing, which will work by sliding your fingers from key to key instead of tapping a key.
Key Features of Google Gboard for iPhone
- You can search and send anything from Google like Nearby stores and restaurants, images and videos, weather forecasts, news and articles, sports scores and everything else that you’d search on Google
- Search GIFs for sending the best reaction ever
- Search emojis to send the perfect one, ever faster
- Glide Typing will help you type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter
The company said that when you perform a search on the keyboard app, it sends your query to Google’s web servers so that Google can process your query and send you the search results. It also sends anonymous statistics to Google to help diagnose problems, when the app crashes and to let them know which features are most often used, however, it does not send the words you type, since they are stored in the phone.
Download Gboard (Free): iPhone and iPad (US only)
Check out the official video of the Gboard keyboard app below:
In an official blogpost, Google, said:
“Say you’re texting with a friend about tomorrow’s lunch plans. They ask you for the address. Until now it’s worked like this: You leave your texting app. Open Search. Find the restaurant. Copy the address. Switch back to your texts. Paste the address into a message. And finally, hit send.
Searching and sending stuff on your phone shouldn’t be that difficult. With Gboard, you can search and send all kinds of things—restaurant info, flight times, news articles—right from your keyboard. Anything you’d search on Google, you can search with Gboard. Results appear as cards with the key information front and center, such as the phone number, ratings and hours. With one tap, you can send it to your friend and you keep the conversation going.
Now, you can search for more than just Google search results. Instead of scrolling to find? or ? , search for “dancer” and find that emoji you were looking for instantly. Even better – you can search for the perfect GIF to show people how you’re really feeling. Finally, Gboard has Glide Typing, which lets you type words by sliding your finger from key to key instead of tapping—so everything you do is just a little bit faster.”