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Google integrates Places in mobile search page, makes us want to use it more often

Google has integrated Places in the mobile version of their search site. So now you can search for a restaurant, coffee shop, gas station or an ATM with just a coupe of taps through your mobile browser.

The feature obviously requires your location so you must share that information with your browser. Then you will see restaurants, coffee and bars being displayed prominently on the screen. To access other categories you need to click on More.

Once you select a category, a new page opens with a map of your current location on the top of the screen and results of your selected category below. You can scroll through the results below while the map remains fixed at the top of your screen and changes according to the result that is currently at the top of the list.

I haven’t been using Places much before but now it seems I’ll find myself using it a lot more, especially since it works so well.

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