Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Google Mobile Search Highlights 'Places' On Its Front Page


Lifehacker reported on their blog the overnight release of 'Places' to the front page of Google's mobile search.  As seen in the image above, the page now highlights restaurants, coffee, and bars for your current location. By clicking on the coffee icon, for example, users will see a list of local coffee shops with an address, phone number, reviews, and more.

For additional listings, simply click on the "More" button for places related to Fast Food, What's Nearby, Shops, ATMs, Gas Stations, and Attractions. If you still can't find what you're looking for, use the Google Places search bar located at the top of the screen.

While on my family camping trip a few weeks ago, I found Google Places to be an extremely useful tool. With the click of a button, I found exactly what I needed in a location unfamiliar to me.

Well done, Google!

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