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Neither of these things is really much a problem with iPad... so why would you want to use apps over just using the full website which 1) always looks better 2) had more features and 3) is already there without having to install anything?
Google is a victim of its own success: its search has become polluted by SEOs. What shows that Google has failed is all those "non-search" services that really solve a search problem, like Match.com or Realtor.com. If you add them all up, they account for 50% of searches.