Google Including Virtual Keyboards In Search Results

Apr 20, 2010 • 8:39 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Back in June 2009, Google introduced a virtual keyboard API that developers can use to add to their multilingual web sites. In fact, we used it on some of our web sites.

Now, Google is including this virtual keyboard directly in the search bar, within the search results page. For example, conduct a search at Google Poland or Google Israel and after you search, on the search results page, you will see a keyboard icon near the search bar. Clicking it will bring up a virtual keyboard. Here are pictures:

Virtual Keyboard in Google

Virtual Keyboard in Google

There is a detailed help document on Google using the virtual keyboard in the search results. Here is a closer screen shot of a virtual keyboard:

Virtual keyboard

Pretty cool, don't you think?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help and hat tip to Kasia and Istvan.

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