January 14th, 2008
So, one of the cool new products we’ll be showing off at Macworld 2008 tomorrow is our new integrated Google experience for iPhone users. From Search to Gmail, Picasa or Reader – many cool Google apps are now just a click away. Project ‘Grand Prix‘ as it was internally called has been in development for a while and we showed off an earlier release a couple of months ago. The iPhone is especially important to write apps for as Safari is such a capable browser and every iPhone user has a data plan and actually makes use of it!
This new version now is significantly faster, due to lots of Ajax integration and prefetching of things like emails and calendar entries. So, even over an EDGE connection it makes you feel like you’re in an application rather than a website.
Just try out google.com on your iPhone.