Google Places has added some extra search features which will make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for when they’re on the go. Under the Places tab, there’s now an option to show only businesses that are open now. That’s sure to come in handy for a late night snack after an evening of clubbin’. Users can also serach by star ratings and even distance, so, if users are at the movies and want to grab a good burger, Places can now help with that.
Other additions include the addition of storefront images, user reviews, and easier to press buttons to view the map or call the business directly. Places will also post hours of operation. The new local search feature is available on both Android and iPhone devices and can be accessed by going to www.google.com and pressing the “Places” link at the top of the page to search.[via Google Blog]