Google Hotpot made it easy for you to see your friends' ratings and reviews listed right inside search results. Here's how, say you're searching on Google Maps for "italian restaurants" in New York. And, you'd probably trust your buddy Octavian's recommendations. Now all you have to do is to see Octavian's entire list of Italian restaurant recommendations in the city, -- just click on his name when he pops up in initial search; this filters search results to only those he's rated and shows them on the map.
Getting a hand from a friend is even more helpful when on the go. So now you can do the same thing in Google Maps for mobile on Android; clicking on Octavian's name in search results filters to show only his recommendations.
Add your friends on Hotpot and encourage them to rate so you can explore their recommendations when you search on Google Maps.