Google today announced that its Google Maps app for iOS will be updated today with a new "For You" tab in over 40 countries.
"For You" was first announced at Google I/O in May and was initially limited to Android. The feature is designed to "tell you what you need to know about the neighborhoods you care about," such as new restaurants opening nearby, trending spots, and more, based on places you've rated and places you've visited.
The tab is accompanied by a new "Match Score" that predicts which restaurants you're most likely to prefer based on your personal preferences, which is designed to help you to choose between multiple restaurant suggestions.
iPhone users can install the update from the App Store later today. "For You" is also expanding to over 130 countries on Android today.
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No thanks, Google!
What people are not aware of is that this actually does harm for businesses like restaurants which are NOT linked, they get less revenue, what is wrong about you yourself deciding which place to go.
This reminds me of the Lonely Planet Guides, many longtime travellers hate those guides as many first time travellers would all go to the same places and therefor give other places a disadvantage.
[doublepost=1544483078][/doublepost] Google is still relying on the same technology to determine your whereabouts. I’m quite aware that Google’s purpose is not the same as the cell service’s. I’m also aware that Google is monetizing my habits in exchange for the services they provide—services that improve the utility of a smartphone and justify the cost.
I rather be preinformed about a business or destination rather than risk dissapointment. And you can use a business’ reviews and popularity to guage if it’s an over-visited place to avoid.