ZDNet Editor Discovers Google Mobile Interface Through Robots.txt

Mar 25, 2008 - 9:48 am 2 by
Filed Under Misc Google

A ZDNet editor was looking at Google's robots.txt file when he stumbled upon an entry for http://www.google.com/m/lcb. It looks to him like a brand new Google Mobile interface that can pinpoint your approximate location and give you suggested places to visit.

New Google Mobile Site

His take:

The feature works pretty well, but it would be even better if it could somehow figure out your exact location rather than simply the city. This way it could browse real businesses that are close to you rather than everything in the entire city. Maybe if you pass in some weird parameters with latitude and longitude it will do exactly that, but I can’t confirm that at the moment.

Not bad. Of course, it would be cooler (according to forum members) if Google could utilize cell phones' GPS coordinates and really give much more targeted results, but I imagine as phones get more technologically sophisticated, that will be in the works eventually.

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.


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