Google Creates iOS App To Manage Your Google Places Listing

Apr 22, 2013 • 9:43 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

Google Places iOS AppiClarified spotted that Google released (too early) an iOS app that lets businesses manage their Google Maps listings.

I am not kidding you. Despite all the bugs and issues with Google Places, with like four different ways to manage your listings - we will be getting yet another way - via an iOS app and probably, I'd assume an Android app as well.

Does the iOS app work with Google Places or Google+ Local or something else? I am not sure.

The app was pulled from the iTunes App Store, so I cannot download it to see. But here are some screen shots from the iClarified blog.

Google Places iOS App - Screens

Matt McGee wrote:

What’s not clear is which kinds of local business owners can actually use the app; some are still stuck in the limbo between Google Places and Google+ Local. Given that situation, my jaw is practically on the ground over the fact that there’s an iPhone app for managing Google business listings.

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Comments:

Andy Drinkwater - iNET SEO

04/22/2013 01:47 pm

The one thing I never do now, is get surprised at what Google do. Ah well, I guess we needed an additional option to make things more interesting!

victorpan

04/22/2013 03:45 pm

lol really? This cracked me up. Seems like we know why there wasn't any mention of G+ in their Q1 Earnings Call - while going strong, there are many points of embarrassment that need tweaking.

MSM DesignZ

04/22/2013 05:41 pm

This will be extremely helpful! Really looking forward to this!

BrianThomasClark

04/22/2013 08:28 pm

Why in the world did Google put resources to creating this? The energy put into this app should have been directed towards clearing up the mess that is the transition from Google Places to Google+ Local. I wonder if this app can be used for a company with multiple locations, or does it only work for those with 1 brick and mortar?

David

04/23/2013 08:27 am

Anybody surprised that Google even considered iOS first and not Android? Not even mentioning the fact that this is getting ridiculous now..

James McWhorter

04/23/2013 08:12 pm

I keep trying to find and download this App but it's no where to be found yet.

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