Google is rolling out a completely redesigned version of its iPhone and iPad app with its Material Design look and feel right down to the app icon.
The latest version of the search app now presents a bottom navigation bar (which can slide out of view) that presents a persistent Google button for searching for new information. The navigation bar also offers a button for quickly accessing recent search pages, something that feels similar to multitasking between apps on Android.
Also notable as part of the redesign is the optimization searching for photos has received. In the latest version of Google’s iOS app, image results now take on a full-screen, mosaic look for presenting larger results. The update also packs in deep Google Maps integration for location searches including support for Google Street View right in the app for iPhone users. You can read the full change log below:
What’s New in Version 5.0.0
Introducing the new Google app
Completely rebuilt to bring you the best of Google: • Recents—see & return to your recently visited pages • Google button—start a new search with just one tap • Google Maps—explore interactive maps, nearby places & Street View right inside the app (for iPhone)
New look and feel: • Beautiful new Material Design animations • Bigger photos in image search • Looks great on the new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus
Google 5.0 for iOS is available for free on the App Store.