Google has this week added a major feature to its search results, allowing apps to be streaming from the cloud right within any mobile web search. This is a huge update that means that Google no longer just indexes apps that have matching web content, but also standalone applications.
And of course it also means that you don’t have to download an app to find information that it contains, which is the main reason for the update.
Basically this all means that when you search for something like a Hotel in London, it will not only bring up the web results, but it will also pull results from an installed app like HotelTonight for example.
And if you don’t have the app installed on your device then Google will allow you to stream the app instead of going through the hassle of downloading an app you will use once, just click “stream” in the app result and you’ll get the streamed version of the app, and even be able to access all of the in-app features just like if you had it installed.
At the moment however that is still in beta.
You can find out more details about the changes to Google search at the link below and also details about these new streamed apps.