Gesture search on Android phones... Written gestures that is!!

So now you can search by typing… speaking… and now writing! Oh yes because there aren’t enough ways to google your name.

Devices running Android 2.0 can now use Google Gesture Search to find contacts, music, and web search. You have to use your finger like a pen and draw letters on the screen.

The almighty Google says:

Say you want to call your friend Anne. Just open Gesture Search and draw letter “A”, and Gesture Search returns a list of items that have words starting with “A”. If your handwriting isn’t all that neat, that’s okay. If the “A” you draw looks a bit like an “H”, as seen in the bottom left corner of the screenshot, “H” results will be brought up as well. If needed, you can also erase a query by crossing it horizontally: left to right erases the entire query, and right to left removes the last letter or space in the query. Now you can either scroll down the list to find Anne or write more letters to refine the search.

Ermmm… I have an Adroid phone. While yes this could be really cool and useful, I just think that drawing things on my phone will make me look like an idiot/a child.

Google gestures.jpgI still find voice search stupid. The other day I was on a train and wanted to use it, problem is all my friends are under their nicknames.

One of my friends is under ‘Dog face’. Literally, so I’m stood in the the train shouting ‘Dog face!!!’ at my phone.

Good thing is no one was sat next to me after that.