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Use Google to Search for In-App Content With iOS 9

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Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, will be capable of using Google to search for in-app content by the end of this month.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because it has been a feature exclusive to the Chrome browser — until now.

Those running Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, will be able to search within their apps using Google search. That is, of course, if developers configure their apps properly.

Google provided the following device to developers on its Google Developer’s page on Google+:

“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.”

Google expressly indicated that previous versions of iOS — specifically iOS 7 and iOS 8 — would not support these new integrations.

In addition, app deep linking within Android will continue as it always has from the beginning.

For more information, please see the Google Deveoplers’ guide to app indexing.

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