You're a coffeeshop barista, and today you're ready for the rush. Apron on, you open the doors to welcome the deluge of customers. Except today, it's a trickle. But why? Maybe because Google says you've gone out of business. »
Up to now, Google users have been able to manage their favorite places and personal maps with a few Google apps. Still, keeping track of them was a little disjointed. Now, Google is making the process simpler with My Places. »
Google's library of data is immense, sometimes dauntingly so. The new Google Places iPhone app is an elegant entry point into one particularly dark and disorganized fold of Google's mega-brain: their restaurant, bar, and venue listings. »
What is it?
The newest update for Android's Google Maps app offers a dedicated Places icon, for location-based business searches. Places can be opened discretely from the app launcher, offering you the same information on neighborhood establishments found via the browser-based version. [Google Mobile Blog via All Things D] »