Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has recently announced the indexing of iOS app content. This app indexing is the new feature that allows the Apple content to be displayed on your browser search. It was only available in the month of May, only for selected developers and on Google Chrome browser and the Google app.
Only the select group of developers has the privileges to access this feature through app indexing. Now it comes with the new video editing tools that are inbuilt and which makes the YouTube iOS app users to make it easier for them, while publishing videos on YouTube.
Moreover, it has an added feature that integrates the recording capabilities in this. This will also be very helpful to the end users as they will find an easier integration between the search results and apps. This also helps the app developers in popularizing the content on Android and iOS right from the search results page.
On the Google+ page, the following information was shared by the Google Developers team:
“App Indexing is now compatible with HTTP deep link standards for iOS 9, as it has been on Android from the beginning. That means that you can start getting your app content into the Search results page on Safari in iOS, simply by adding Universal Links to your iOS app, then integrating with our SDK. With this improvement, we will no longer support new integrations on iOS 7 and iOS 8. Users will start seeing your app content in Safari on iOS at the end of October”
The feature of app indexing was first revealed in a Google+ post by the Google Developers team, which is now made compatible with HTTP deep link standards for iOS 9. To use this feature of app indexing inside search results, the developer has to design apps in such a way that it should have universal links in the application, and integrate with the application using Google SDKs.
Using this feature, a Google search on safari via an Apple device will enable deeper links to your iOS apps. This initially was suitable only for Google Chrome or the Google Search app, but now it is available for Apple Safari app on iOS.