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We launched! Check out the newly redesigned Google app for iOS!
Think of it as an early holiday gift: There’s a rebuilt Google app for iOS, and it’s ready and waiting for you in the App Store! ( It’ll help you multitask more merrily this holiday season, thanks to easier-to-find recent searches, Maps that show up alongside your search results, and a “g” button that lets you start a new search from anywhere within the app. Oh, and it’s got a sleek new look too! 

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That's awesome! 
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Try searching for "let's go caroling" on your phone or tablet and see what happens — Happy Holidays everyone!
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Since the launch of Google Now on iOS, we’ve received a lot of great feedback about the app. We’ve seen interest in several topics, including how to add sports or stocks, whether my GPS is always on, and the possibilities of voice search. So, we’ve pulled together 5 tips to help you get more out of the Google Search app:
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Any chance the android community will be getting google now, I mean I just bought my phone a few months ago... 
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"There is no such thing as an attention span. There is only the quality of what you are viewing.  This whole idea of an attention span is, I think, a misnomer. People have an infinite attention span if you are entertaining them." - Jerry Seinfeld
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This is my rule whenever I give software training. If you are running a half hour meeting, give your audience something to see, hear, and keep their attention for 18 minutes. 
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Feeling very lucky to be a part of the search team working on so many fun projects.
In this video from our new 'Do Cool Things That Matter' series, Interaction Designer Noah Levin explains how he helped change the way our users interact with Google Search on the iPhone and iPad.
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+Noah Levin Awesome work on the Google Search app for iOS. I use it everyday. In some cases it's my go to browser over Chrome because of the quick tab feature. Any plans on adding boxing to sports section of Google Now? Thanks!
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Hey San Francisco designers, if you were intrigued by our previous post about +Noah Levin's first few months as an Interaction Designer at Google, he'll be speaking about his process more at +General Assembly this Sunday. While tickets are sold out, getting on the waitlist is free and there'll be more, similar events in the future.
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Couldn't agree more. Always be making things.

My personal favorite related anecdote related to this:

"...It seems that while the “quantity” group was busily churning out piles of work”and learning from their mistakes”the “quality” group had sat theorizing about perfection, and in the end had little more to show for their efforts than grandiose theories and a pile of dead clay."
One of my favorite quotes is “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” There are a few variations, but I trot this quote out each time someone wants to chat at length about a design problem. I don't want to talk about it, I want to draw about it.

Anyway, the quote has an interesting history.
Laurie Anderson, Steve Martin, Frank Zappa, Martin Mull, Elvis Costello, Thelonius Monk, Clara Schumann, Miles Davis, George Carlin and several other people have been credited with concocting this extraordinarily popular and enigmatic simile. There is another common version of the quote: ...
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Had a blast collaborating with +Mike Dutton and +Kris Hom on today's Google Doodle for John Steinbeck. Check it out on your phone or tablet!
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Check out the updated Google Search app for iOS and let us know what you think!

Among many new features in this update, we now have reminders, notifications, a cleaner home page, full screen maps within google now, sign in without a password if you use other google apps on iOS / have signed in before, swipe down to dismiss an image in the image viewer, a bunch of new now cards, and more!
Timely information can make all the difference when you’re on the go. With the updated Google Search app for iOS, Google will send you important notifications. For example, if your flight is delayed, a notification will appear on your lock screen, letting you know the updated schedule—so you still have time to grab a coffee on your way to the gate. You’ll also receive notifications about heavy traffic conditions to ensure you arrive on time for your appointments, meetings and events. Download the updated Google Search app from the App Store now—open it, sign in and you’re ready to go:

#searchtips   #googlesearch  
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Really proud to announce Google Now on iOS. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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I expected Google now to work the same way how it works for Android but not really disappointed to see that it is not as efficient as how it works in Android devices. Only reason I hear every where is Apple does not support multitasking.
But I find my Skype to be working really well even when it runs in the background
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Ran my first half-marathon yesterday! Super happy with the results. Really fun and particularly enjoyed running alongside the beautiful SF landscape.
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Woohoo nice! What's next? :)
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We've worked hard to bring you a fast and simple voice search experience on iOS. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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You speak, Google listens. Our most advanced voice search yet comes to our new Search app for iOS. There's more on the blog at
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Interaction Designer @ Google. MHCI from Carnegie Mellon. Musician. Actor. Crazy-person.
I work for Google as an Interaction Designer in Mountain View, CA for the User Experience team on  Google Web Search for mobile. I love rowing (kayaking and crew), and I play bass and sing.

I recently received my master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon after completing my undergrad there as well in Information Systems and Communication Design.
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    M. Human-Computer Interaction, 2010 - 2010
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    B.S. Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction, 2006 - 2010
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