Google wants to make using apps obsolete

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Google showed off a plethora of technologies at their I/O developer conference keynote on Thursday. From virtual reality, to the smart-home, Google is really cranking out some new ways to experience the digital world. The most important announcement the company made yesterday is a new course that is set to making apps obsolete. This course is called Google Now and will strive to get users back on the internet over using the app-based interface we have all adapted to.

Google Now pulls users away from apps which are each created to complete a specific task. Whether it be an app for booking flights, checking out a specific clothing brand, or even apps for the news, Google Now wants to break the barrier between apps being used for a specific task, and open a platform that brings whatever information needed by the user. The Google Tap feature will also allow you to highlight anything you are currently doing, and avoid juggling between apps. For example, if you are looking to send a text about a concert you are attending next Saturday, a tap and hold will bring up information to give you a "smart reminder card" to remind you that you are booked for that day.

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This could be an extremely helpful resource to users and is looking to get rid of the need to leave whatever app you are in to open another to complete a specific task. Google's new innovative way to help users work from one interface could be a real game changer in the tech world, and could become a vital part of the mobile interface.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: Google senior vice president of product Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: Google Android Wear smart watches are displayed during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: An attendee plays with a virtual reality gun during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: A rig holding 16 GoPro cameras designed for Google Jump is displayed during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: Google Android Wear director David Singleton announces Androidwear updates during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28: Google Photos director Anil Sabharwal announces Google Photos during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FILE- In this April 17, 2007 file photo, exhibitors of the Google company work on laptop computers in front of an illuminated sign of the Google logo at the industrial fair Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany. Google says it’s still figuring out how to comply with the European Court of Justice’s May 13, 2014, ruling, which says the company must respond to complaints about private information that turns up in searches. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google reports quarterly financial results after the market closes Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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