Google in U.S. Adds Horizontal Carousel for iPad of Local Results - Google Maps App for Nintendo Wii U in Jan 2013

Google search updated its web experience for the English-speaking iPad users in the U.S. will now see a new, interactive experience when they search for restaurants, bars or other local places on Google.In addition to the regular search results, a "horizontal carousel" of local search results will now appear at the top of the page.For […]

Google search updated its web experience for the English-speaking iPad users in the U.S. will now see a new, interactive experience when they search for restaurants, bars or other local places on Google.

In addition to the regular search results, a "horizontal carousel" of local search results will now appear at the top of the page.

For example, "say you're located in New York City and you search for [ramen shops]. On the carousel, you can quickly and easily see a place's overall review-based score, address and a picture related to the location. A quick swipe displays additional results. If you find a place you're interested in, simply click on its image to get a card that can be expanded to show more detailed information, reviews, and more. If you really want to find a business in a specific geographic area, click on the "map" button in the upper right corner to view the same places on a fully interactive map," google explains.

Google add horizonal carousel for iPad users in the U.S. of local results on web

In other Google news, after making available YouTube on Wii U GamePad, Google is planning to launch Google Maps app Street View on the GamePad.

In a blog Nintendo announced today that Google Maps will be arriving on the Wii U gaming console in early 2013, delivering a unique Street View mode for the GamePad touchscreen controller that allows users to pan around various locations as they view satellite map imagery on their television.

Google Maps app for Nintendo Wii U GamePad

Nintendo also discussed a special Panorama View app, "which will feature 360-degree videos, not just static imagery, that users can pan around using the GamePad."

New horizontal carousel for iPad of local results