Review Of Gesture Search Application For Android Phones
Google Gesture Search for Android 2.0 phones is a new app from Google Labs designed to ease the frustration many individuals feel when searching for contact information and other important items on their android powered mobile phone. The usage of the app is performed in the method of alphabetical gesturing. This means that the finger of the mobile device owner will draw a letter of the alphabet on their phone and it will sift through all programs, lists, and other information files on the mobile phone to show everything related to that gestured letter. The purpose of this is to drastically cut down of the time it takes to locate information when a mobile phone has a massive amount of similar items to sift through.
The Google Gesture Search for Android 2.0 phones works for a system that catalogs finger strokes to create words. This allows files to be rapidly chosen with nothing more than simple finger strikes. Thankfully the strokes do not have to be crafted as a single motion and are capable of being completed with several as long as they are performed within the time delimiter. The speed of the time limit's passing is variable according to preference settings that range from slow to fast.
This app is currently only available on android powered phones with the "Eclair" OS or better. In the future it or a similar one may be available for iPhone users and for other operating systems. Currently the present iteration of the Google Gesture Search for Android 2.0 phones can only look up contact information, music tracks, bookmarks, and other applications loaded onto the phone.
While some individuals might not see the potential for this application the truth is plain for most. With the Google Gesture Search for Android 2.0 phones ( Motorola Droid and Nexus One ) the capacity to find applications and contact information that is buried under dozens upon dozens of similar apps is vital to anyone that enjoys actually keeping in touch with a wide variety of people and actually use the apps they download. The program is able to perform several functions in this regard at varying speeds and is capable of discerning between a finger swipe for letter creation and a swipe for scrolling down a list.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using this app, however. Currently the app is only available for English usage. This does not just mean that it only uses the English alphabet. It means that it only functions properly with the English language. Even though other languages utilize the same alphabet the program will not recognize the words properly when they are swiped letter by letter.
While the program might be able to locate files so names at times the use of this app with foreign language files can lead to the inability to locate certain information at times. This will vary between words.
A few other notable functions of the app are direct dialing, deleting of letters, and words swiped if a misspelling occurs, and the ability to swipe in multiple words. Direct dialing is one of the more interesting aspects of the app as it allows the mobile device owner to swipe locate a phone number and then directly dial it from within the application. The ability to erase letters and words is vital to any application in this genre. The capacity to swipe a word then draw a short horizontal line and swipe a new word makes for quite the utilitarian usage of this app as well.
In closing we found this app very useful. It made finding contacts very fast. It eliminates the need to open the Phone then open contacts and scroll down. 3 steps gone with one app. Another thing that made us happy was the ability to set up just what the app will search for and display.
All in all this app is sure to land up on lots of phones. At first it seamed a little clunky, but once you use it a couple times it grows on the user.