Google Now support for iOS is available now – no pun intended. Today, Google announced an update to its iOS mobile search app to version 3.0, adding support for Google Now.
Google Now is a predictive search engine, a form of intelligent personal assistant developed by Google that is available within the Google Search mobile application for the Android and, as of today, the iOS operating systems.
Popular Science named Google Now the “Innovation of the Year” for 2012.
Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services. Along with answering user-initiated queries, Google Now passively delivers information to the user that it predicts they will want, based on their search habits. The information is based on users history of using web, calendar, location, and other data. The service was first included in Android 4.1 on July 9, 2012, and made available for iOS on April 29, 2013 in an update to the Google Search app.
Here is the video of the original Google Now introduction on YouTube from 10 months ago.