Google readies indoor maps on Android for holiday shopping season

November 13, 2012
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Black Friday and the holiday shopping season are right around the corner. This means its time to start planning where you are going to find your deals, and the quickest ways to get yourself in the store, to the items you want, and on to the next place to get your deals. Google is ready to help, with indoor Google Maps of select retailers that will help you get in, get the deals, and get out.


All you need to do is zoom in on participating retailers, and you will be able to see the interior map of the building. Once you get all the way zoomed in, you will see a floor plan with labels that will help you find what you need. For some locations, Google even has indoor walking directions which will help you get from where you are to where you need to be quickly.

Some stores included are many local malls and select Best Buy, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Harrod’s, Selfridges, John Lewis and other stores. Of course, if this is successful Google could add more stores going forward. Maybe we will see a time where every store is mapped, which would be quite convenient.

The update for Google Maps is available from Google Play. Of course, the update is free, as you would expect. If you are looking to make your holiday shopping a little easier, especially with the insanity of black friday right around the corner, get this new version of Google Maps, and you might find out that this could be the easiest holiday shopping season you've ever had.


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