If you have been to Google recently on your iOS device, you may have noticed some changes. Google has redesigned their mobile version of their page to make it easier for you to get to the things you need. It is now highly visual and less â€œtiny-linkyâ€ meaning those of you with big thumbs can stop fumbling to change from web search to image search.
They have also made it easier to access all of their services and apps such as news and shopping or maps and translate. Now instead of a list, you get a dropdown pane with nice large pictures. In only a couple clicks you can go from looking up pictures of dogs to watching cute kittens on Youtube to finding the nearest pet store in Maps.
The only problem so far is that the pictures only show up once you search something and they only stay as long as youâ€™re on the â€œwebâ€ tab. Once you switch over to images, it is back to the boring less-appealing tabs. Also, when you rotate to landscape, you still only get the 4 tabs you have in portrait and the rest is just awkward white space.
I think it is a step in the right direction and it shows that eventually the whole mobile web will be large finger-friendly buttons. If you havenâ€™t already, head over to Mobile Google and try it out for yourself. Also if you have found any other great mobile websites, let me know in the comments below or on twitter.