Google Places Directory for Android Smartphones

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Screenshots courtesy of Google

Here’s a useful looking free Android smartphone app from Google Labs…

Places Directory app for Android

Its description reads:

Places Directory allows you to browse nearby places in categories like Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Hotels and Banks. You’ll see distance and directions to the destination, and if you tap on the listing, we’ll show ratings and photos. You can also call the business or view its location on Google Maps.

Although it is only available for Android, iPhone users have a lot of apps to choose from with similar functionality. One I’ve been playing with a bit recently is:

AroundMe

It is also free and available in the iTunes App Store (see link above).