Google Brins “Smart Links” To Shorten Google Map Links In iPhone

July 30, 2009 1 Comment »

Previously a new version of Gmail for mobile for iPhone and Android-powered devices where announced. Now a app called iterative Webapp, a series where google will continue to release features for Gmail for mobile has been introduced “Smart Links”

On a mobile device, screen space is scarce, so it’s not very helpful when I get an email with a long link such as this Google Maps link:

Not only is the link taking up an unnecessarily large amount of space, but it’s not easy to find the address that’s hidden in the middle of the link.

Now Google has shorten the link and automatically convert raw links into named links, which they call “Smart Links”. So instead of seeing that long link to Google Maps, you’re going to see the link renamed to the actual address:

Here’s a list of links we currently support:

  • Google Maps address queries
  • Google Maps directional queries (with one destination)
  • Google Sites webpages
  • YouTube videos

This version of Gmail for mobile supports iPhone/iPod touch OS 2.2.1 or above, as well as all Android-powered devices, and is available for US English only.

Read More: Gmail Blog

Like it? Share!

One Comment

  1. Free Gadget August 22, 2009 at 11:32 am -

    Thanks for the info… RSS feed added