Google Places app for iPhone adds filters, open hours

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | 12:00 PM

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We’ve added some nifty new features to the Google Places app for iPhone. Here’s a rundown:

  • Filter search results by distance, rating and price. This has been one of your top feature requests — enjoy!   
  • See if a particular place is open or when it’s going to be
  • Read full reviews by Google users and load additional reviews
Filter places and see open hours

I need a coffee pick-me-up in the mornings, so I pull up a search for “coffee” and filter by distance. I look for places within two miles of me — I’m in need of that latté stat — and I can see what places are already open:

Read full reviews

Reviews on Google help me decide where to go. Now when I’m searching for a spot to eat, I can read every last detail about which entrée to order:

To start using Places on your iPhone, download it from the App Store and learn more about it here.

Posted by Greg Blevins, Software Engineer, Google Places