Google+ Local iOS App (Formerly Google Places App) Updates

Google has updated its Places app for iOS and Android. The Google Places app for iOS, is now known as "Google+ Local".Along with the name change, there are a few functionality and display changes, too:"Google Places is now Google+ Local! Everything you loved about Google Places and more."With Google+ Local you can see reviews from […]

Google has updated its Places app for iOS and Android. The Google Places app for iOS, is now known as "Google+ Local".

Along with the name change, there are a few functionality and display changes, too:

"Google Places is now Google+ Local! Everything you loved about Google Places and more."

With Google+ Local you can see reviews from your friends, decide where to go with Zagat's summaries of places and review your favorite places -- the rating score, reviews and an overall summary (when available) of the business.

The new version 1.4 features include:

  • Ability to search via Voice Search. Simply tap the microphone and speak your query
  • Improved UI for searching for places that aren't nearby.
  • Switched to using OAuth2 login for improved security

The name change follows along with Google's May 30th announcement that Google Place Pages on the web were being replaced by Google+ Local Pages.

You can download the Google+ Local app from the iTunes App Store.