Google announced on Wednesday that iTunes and Android listings for mobile apps will now appear in Google search results initiated from mobile devices. Users can then hit the links to take them directly into the iTunes app page or Android’s Marketplace where they can then purchase the app.
As mobile apps continue to proliferate in stores like Android Market and the iPhone App Store, finding relevant information on the web about these apps is becoming more important to help you decide which apps to download. In addition to helping you find the mobile app information you’re looking for, Google Search for mobile now also makes it easier for you to get the actual apps themselves while you’re searching.
When conducting a search, some of the pertinent information displayed includes the price of the app, how well it’s been reviewed, and the publisher behind it. Google notes that only well-rated apps will appear in search results, which is a smart move given the inordinate number of craptastic apps with popular search terms in their titles.
Search results for mobile apps are currently only available on US-based iPhones and Android handsets, but Google has plans to roll out the feature in additional countries sometime in the future.