Over the last few weeks, Google has been announcing some interesting additions to the Search feature on mobile and desktop. It was only last week when the reports began to come in that google are now offering users the ability to use Search to send themselves a note or to make an alarm. In fact, the whole process was rather simple. If you want to set an alarm on your mobile device (from your desktop), you just open Search and type in “set an alarm”. At which point, a box will appear, you set the time and pick the device (in case you have more than one android device). Then your alarm is set.
The day before that, Google also announced that users could send directions from a computer to their smartphone in much the same way. If you are searching for somewhere on your desktop, you can simply click send to phone and the directions will be ready for you on your smartphone. Well, it seems Google have not finished with their announcement on how Search can make android users lives easier. Now, it seems you can use Search on your mobile device to order your next meal.
Google announced in a blog post yesterday afternoon that that you can order food, directly from Search. The announce details, at first, the places you can order from is limited to six providers. These are Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, Delivery.com, BeyondMenu and MyPizza.com. However, the announcement also states that they will be adding more places in due time. In terms of the search, it works quite easy. If you search on your smartphone for somewhere nearby to eat (and one of the mentioned places are listed) then there will be a button to “Place an order”. At which point, once tapped, you will be able to choose the delivery service and then will be redirected to the site to complete the order. You can see an example of how the who process will look and work in the now-typical Google image below. For those thinking of giving the new service a try, then it should be pointed out, that at least for now, this is a U.S. only feature.