Google Maps’ 3 New Features for India – Showing offers from Restaurants
Google has announced that the Google Maps app will show discount and offers from the restaurants near you from today in India. This feature is available in the updated version of the app. It has added 3 new features recently for India.
We know that Google is developing its every product day by day and Google Maps is one of those which is now a more than a just map app. It has become more sophisticated than any other apps. Google has made this in order to make this app more relevance for the user in India.
This feature is available in the updated version of Google Maps. According to Google, it has added three new features to the app. one of them is the Offers and discount from the restaurant near you if you are living in the metro cities. It is, for now, applicable to 11 metro cities in India.
The new Offers option can be found in the Explore tab of the Maps app and will show promotional offers from the local restaurants. According to Google, it has tied up with an online table reservation platform, EasyDiner to display the offers from those 4000 restaurants.
Another interesting thing that might excite you is that Google is planning to add more options like booking a table in a restaurant directly from the Maps app. The Offers option is just the beginning of other options which will be added in the near future for the advancement of the app for better user experience.
EasyDiner is a Delhi-based startup and Google has not revealed any financial agreement that it has made with it.
This new feature has come as an approach to monetize the Maps app. The company keeps up a Google Maps Platform for big business clients and has expanded its entrance cost throughout the years, however, it presently can’t seem to adapt the shopper confronting some portion of the service in a huge manner.
As a component of the present declaration, the organization has additionally redone the explore tab in India to “mirror the rich decent variety of nearby neighborhoods and community,” said Krish Vitaldevara and Chandu Thota, Directors of Google Maps, in a blog article.
As a major aspect of the newly updated app, there are seven new shortcuts like restaurants, ATMs, shopping, hotels, pharmacy, and obviously, offers to give users more efficiency in time to navigate quickly what they want.
Furthermore, there is likewise an alternative in the explore tab to get directions to top regions in every city. The company said it uses AI to distinguish these regions. “Other than your very own city, you can likewise look into other Indian urban areas by simply looking through the city name — a simple method to get up to speed before you travel,” Vitaldevara and Thota composed.
The third feature, named ‘For You‘, shows customized suggestions for new restaurants and other trending spots. users in India can now additionally follow a business and get updates and news on occasions
This element additionally utilizes the ‘Your Match‘ score, which uses AI to consolidate what we think around a large number of places with the data you’ve included — cafés you’ve evaluated, foods you’ve loved, and puts you have visited. The first occasion when you utilize this component you can choose the zones/regions you are keen on, and get progressively customized and pertinent suggestions after some time.
Google keeps on building up its Maps contributions in India. As of late, it has added the ability to check if a taxi goes off the standard course, and search for the ongoing status of trains and transports, among different highlights.
The company, which has amassed more than 300 million users in India, keeps on utilizing the country as a testbed for huge numbers of its services. This methodology has helped Google, which works Android phone working OS that keeps running on 98% of phones in India, increases wide appropriation in the country.