Back in the day, doing a search on Google, which had coined the term "Googling," meant going in front of computers and finding the most relative information on websites. Over the course of its history however, it received a drastic change as the search engine giant innovates its platform. Users can now use their mobile phones, with the best answers sometimes contained in the apps that perhaps they don't have just yet. As such, Google has seen it fit to introduce app streaming on devices running on the company's ubiquitous Android operating system.
Google started indexing the content of apps two years back, making it possible for people to find relevant Google search results whether it's in an app or on the web. Currently, Google now has over 100 billion deep links into apps in their index, including the most popular and widely used apps today such as Facebook, Instagram, Airbnb and Pinterest. According to Google, 40 percent of search users do it on the Android surface app content.
According to reports, search results from certain websites will give users streamed versions of their mobile apps, allowing anyone to do everything they need without having the need to download the app itself. It's similar to Nextbit's cloud-based app management, but it's taken to the next level to provide searching users a more relevant content.
Provided that the user has a stable Wi-Fi connection, Google will be able to stream apps to give them a quick and easy search result as well as the capabilities to make certain actions such as booking a hotel room. Should users like what they see, installing the app itself will only take a single click.
However, Google says that it's currently experimenting with this new cloud-based technology, and streaming only works with apps such as HotelTonight, Weather, Chimani, Gormey and a couple of others, according to reports.