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.