Just over a month after Google announced that it wanted to start deep-indexing applications, the company has revealed that the fruit of app-indexing is here. Google will now show content from deep-inside the apps as a part of the search results when you search via the official app or via Chrome/ Android browser on your Android device.
To get such app results, you will need to have these apps installed and then Google will give you a link to open the search result directly in the app (see example in the image above). At this point, only 13 applications are supported – AllTrails, Allthecooks, Beautylish, Etsy, Expedia, Flixster, Healthtap, IMDb, Moviefone, Newegg, OpenTable, Trulia, and Wikipedia.
“Starting today, Google can save you the digging for information in the dozens of apps you use every day, and get you right where you need to go in those apps with a single search. Google Search can make your life a little easier by fetching the answer you need for you — whether it’s on the web, or buried in an app,” Google noted in a blog post on Tuesday.
The feature is currently available to Android 2.3+ users in the US with English [US] language set in their Android device.
This is not all, Google will now also help you in finding the right app. You can search for a topic and Google will show you relevant apps. Similar functionality has been present for some time but the current version seems more refined.