Google to Collect More Content For Places With an Update to Maps for Android

Google Maps For Android Add A Photo

Fitting very nicely with the big new add-photo button on Google Places for the desktop, Google has updated Google Maps for Android. As the Google Mobile Blog Writes:

Today, Google Maps 5.8 for Android improves Places and Latitude with:

  • Upload photos for a Place
  • My Places as a simple way to manage the Places you’ve starred and recently viewed
  • Descriptive terms for Places in search results
  • Add a new Place on-the-go when checking in

These updates continue Google’s focus on acquiring user-generated content for Places. This should really help fill in Places that aren’t claimed by their owner, and provide a real consumer’s viewpoint to go along with reviews.

via Google Maps 5.8 for Android adds photo uploads, My Places, and more – Official Google Mobile Blog.


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