Google patent app puts fragmented social networks and services in one place

Apr 29, 2011
Google patent app puts fragmented social networks and services in one place

I'm not that big on social networking, but for many people social networking is a huge deal. Google already has a myriad of offerings that are social in nature, even if they aren’t Facebook, which many think of when they hear social networking. Many of Google's various services have a social edge to them. The catch is that many of the services are accessed through their own portals making the act of following them tedious.

A new patent app from Google shows that the search giant is thinking about making interaction with all its varied social services much more streamlined. The interface shows what looks like a Facebook News Feed or Twitter feed. All of those varied services from Google post updates and other bits of information on the one screen. It all looks very interesting, and I could see this being tightly integrated into any Android or Chrome OS device for sure.

I like the second image in the gallery best. You see a long line of icons for various Google services and clicking one of them will bring you to the updates and messages that come with that service. I also see the Facebook icon thrown in there. I would use a single app that would allow me to follow every social network I use in one place if Google offered it. Granted for me that is only Facebook, but if you are a heavy social network user this might be the perfect app from a name that most of us knows.

[via Android Community]

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