Google Gesture SearchGoogle Gesture Search

Android 2.0+ Tapping on-screen keyboards is soooo yesterday. These days it's all about swiping your fingers. (Or Swyping.) And Google's gotten into the game with Gesture Search, which allows you to draw letters on the screen to search through your contacts, browser, apps and music.

While I've been openly skeptical of the Swype keyboard (hey, you guys love it and the Swype folks are quality people, so to each his own), there's enough room for error here that even ol' Fumble Fingers Nickinson can draw out a letter or two and find who or what he's looking for. It works like this: Draw a letter. That's an H above, though the app recognizes it could just be a (very) sloppy A, and thus the results we see. Once you have the initial results, draw another letter and the search narrows.

It's pretty simple, and it works pretty well. Get it now in the Android Market. [Google Mobile Blog]