Originally launched in 2009, Google Dashboard offers a personalized overview of users’ products and services and activity in a single convenient location. Using Dashboard, you can see how many emails you’ve received, what photos you’ve taken, select product settings and more. While Google Dashboard been touch-friendly for quite some time, the Mountain View company had updated the interface to make it even more compatible with touchscreen devices.
Of course, there wasn’t much of a need for a touch-friendly interface back when Google Dashboard was first launched. In 2009, Android and iOS devices were still in their early stages of development. Therefore, the majority of users who accessed Google Dashboard did so on desktop and laptop computers, which didn’t use touchscreen interfaces. That has since changed, however, as more people now use touch-controlled smartphones and tablets to access Google Dashboard — and the Internet in general — than desktop and laptop computers.
In an effort to keep up with this trend and retain its dominance as the leading search engine company, Google has updated its Dashboard to create a more touch-friendly environment. The new Dashboard is said to “work well on any device.” So, whether you’re accessing Google Dashboard on a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet, you can rest assured knowing that you are getting the very best experience thanks to the new update.
However, the touch-friendly interface isn’t the only change that Google is making to its Dashboard. Additionally, the new Dashboard features a remade design to provide a better overview of Google products and services.
“We re-designed Dashboard from the ground up. The most important change was to improve usability on touchscreens, ensuring Dashboard works well on any device. We also worked to make it easier to see an overview of the Google products you use and your data in each of them. And we made the process for downloading data much easier,” explained Google Product Manager Greg Fair in a blog post announcing the update.
It’s important to note, however, that not everyone will see the new touch-friendly Dashboard — not yet, at least. Google is still rolling out the new update, so it may take several weeks (or longer) before it’s complete. In the meantime, though, you can click on the link mentioned above to read the complete details regarding the newly designed Dashboard. Because it focuses on touchscreen functionality, it will likely have a positive impact on usability and overall user satisfaction.