Google.com offers location based services for the iPhone and Android platforms

Google.com offers location based services for the iPhone and Android platforms
Google.com offers location based services for the iPhone and Android platforms
The mobile version of Google.com keeps on evolving and offers various services to smartphone users. The latest novelty feature called "Near me now" is still only available for the browsers of the iPhone and Android-based handsets. It allows people to take a look at information on nearby objects (via the option „Explore right here”) or search for area specific venues like restaurants, cafes, pubs etc. To properly utilize „Near me now” you would need an iPhone running software version 3.0 or newer or Android handset equipped with OS 2.0.1 or newer. According to Google, the service is only accessible from the US, but customers from the UK state it works just fine, provided you use Google.com instead of .co.uk. We hope the extra feature becomes available in various languages soon and, of course, functional on a global scale.


source: Google Mobile Blog


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5 Comments

1. JVSEDI

Posts: 7; Member since: May 02, 2009

I don't seem to have this feature on my Droid and it is running Android 2.0.1. Does anyone have this feature on their Google Search page on their Motorola Droid? On my Droid there is only the "my location" under search bar but no "Near Me Now" option to click on.

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have the option. do you have your gps satelites enabled?

4. JVSEDI

Posts: 7; Member since: May 02, 2009

No I did not....thank you that did the trick! Since it showed my City and State in the location spot, I thought it knew where I was so I didn't think I had to turn on the GPS...but once I did and hit refresh, the screen loaded with my City and State and then the Near Me Now option. Thank you again for your help.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

anytime. :-)

2. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

see Apple can take some out of the play book from Google, make things that work for other products, not just your Apple stuff, You'd probably sell more

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