Google Rolls Out “Near Me Now” Feature For iPhone and Android

Google has just announced a new location-based feature for mobile called “Near me now.” The feature works within Safari to show you points of interest using your current location. The service aims to solve two problems; getting info about places right in front of you, as well as allowing you to search for nearby categories. One example they use is trying to decide whether a nearby restaurant is any good. All you have to do is go to on your iPhone, tap “Near me now,” and tap “Explore right here.” Google will then show you all the stuff right in front of you, along with reviews if they’re available.

The feature also lets you search for popular categories of nearby places like coffee and restaurants. It’s pretty cool, although most of these features work within the Maps application. The only advantage we see is being able to look at user reviews.


Near me now currently works on iPhone OS 3.0 and later as well as Android OS 2.0.1 or later. To check it out, go to on your iPhone!

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