This is one of the great gift any android phone user can have from google kitty. Google places directory android software is marvelous peace of software which is perfect guide for a mobile user. Let us take an example,how it can help you.
Suppose ,you are New Delhi based android phone user. Suddenly ,you are required to visit Chennai for an emergency work. Let us say ,in Chennai you are traveling and suddenly you get some kind of accident for which you need a nearby hospital or clinic. Off course you can ask the local person, but if you have the android phone, you can not only get the nearby hospital , but the your android phone will provide you with listed phone numbers ,map to the nearby hospital or clinic.
Or ,you are in any office with your client in Chennai and in evening you want a nearby hotel. Again places software in android phone will give you all the near by hotel.
So ,how does your phone provides you the nearby information?
The trick is that the phone takes the data about mobile tower and based on the mobile tower data about the address in which nearest mobile tower , the directory listing of Google serves you information.
The main screen has built-in searches for restaurants, coffee, bars, hotels, attractions, ATMs, Gas Stations, and the ability to add your own custom searches for future one-click access, as well as a search bar at the top of the application.Places contains most of the information you could ever hope to learn about local businesses and places of interest, with convenient integration with Google Maps. Places also integrates itself into Google Maps by adding a restaurant layer, which once you select a location takes to you to the places page for nearby restaurants. From there, you will be able to map the location, get directions, call the location, or even view the location in Street View.
How to downlaod it?
Most of the android phones are having this software pre-installted . But if your phones does not have it , in words of googlePlaces blog , this is how you should downlaod
To download Places Directory to your Android-powered phone, search for “Places Directory” on Android Market. We currently support US English and Chinese. Try it out and let us know what you think by providing feedback in the comments below. In the meantime, I look forward to going back to Mountain View and finding some good local restaurants.