Google Now Adds Ability To See When Your Employees Get To Work

Aug 22, 2013 • 8:51 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Now - Left WorkGoogle announced on Google+ that they have upgraded Google Now features to add in seven plus new types of Google Now card notifications.

The most interesting to me is that it integrates with Google+ Locations and let's you see when your employees or co-workers get to work, leave work, get home and so forth. It can also notify you when your kids leave school or get to school.

Joe LePenna from Google said on Google+:

Huge news today in Google+ Locations! When someone shares their pinpoint location with you, Google Now will notify you when they're on their commute to or from work or home! This is a great way to coordinate with teammates at the office or family at home.

This is one of the many integrations we're bringing to Google using G+ Locations as a starting point. We hope you love it and are looking forward to bring Location Sharing out of just one app and into many more.

Here is a screen shot here shared:

Google+ Locations Google Now

Of course, the person on the other end has to allow you to see this stuff. It is specifically called commute sharing and there are tons of preferences and settings around it.

Google Now: What Else Is New

Here are the other new items in Google Now for Android 4.1+:

  • Car rentals card
  • Concert ticket card
  • Improved public transit cards
  • Set reminders while you search
  • Updated TV card
  • NCAA football scores
Forum discussion at Google+.

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