Google Places – the good, the bad and the ugly

Google places iPhone app was announced today. This is the first rev of something that is likely going to be pretty big. A quick review:

 

Good: Lots of data, Aggregated feedback (Yelp, CitySearch etc.)

Bad: Very basic interface, no checkin, very few pics and most of the pics are taken from outside

Ugly: Hard to use, search based interface with very little browsing support e.g. if you want to find Indian restaurants close by you have to do a search. A little bit better taxonomy would be helpful

Ways to go before it become a highly used consumer product.

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2 thoughts on “Google Places – the good, the bad and the ugly

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