Google is releasing a new application for the iPhone that combines all of the search giant's online tools into one simple interface, optimized for Apple's venerable portable device.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company said on Wednesday that new application would make it easier to find, use and switch between its services on the iPhone. These services include the company's Gmail email, Calendar, and Reader and a number of other features Internet users may know.
Google's overall goal is to provide users with access to information, wherever they are, the company said in a statement. This commitment is device-independent, and we are working to develop new mobile technologies that are faster, easier to use, and available on more devices.
The new application works by leveraging browser technologies like AJAX, said Google.
Following internal testing at Google, the new interface now appears to iPhone users who visit google.com.
IPhone users can still visit the classic site by clicking on a link on the page.
The company is also working to develop new mobile technologies that are faster, easier to use, and available on more devices but Google did not give details.
The iPhone - which features a touch-screen, a full Internet browser and media playing capabilities, as well as cellular calling - became the most talked about cell phone this year when it went on sale in the United States in late June.
The Cupertino, California-based electronics maker has sold over 1.4 million iPhones to date and hopes to sell 10 million in 2008, helped by its launch in Europe, then in Asia next year.
It has since launched in countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom.