Google develop new foodie add-on for Maps

24 August 2015

Recipie-For-Natural-Dog-Food-1 Hate people taking photos of their tea? Assume they're either showing off how often they can afford to eat in restaurants or that they're crowing about what amazing cooks they are? Well, you're going to love this news from Google.

The tech behemoth has unveiled a new food photo tool, which they've built-in to the Google Maps app on Android. Basically, you can now attach images of your dinner to places within Maps. This is to improve people's reviews or something.

So what do you do? Well, you take a photo of what you're eating and then, Maps figures out where you are from your GPS, gives you a notification saying that they've detected a shot has been taken in the establishment where you're sat and then, with a tap, you can post your visual review onto Maps.

It looks like the Tablescape app which Google were mucking around with, but shelved, has had its technology repositioned to this Maps add-on.

There you have it. Amateur foodies are given yet another outlet to blort on about things being under-seasoned, or saying the word soupçon about some crappy meal or whatever.

Just what we all needed.

TOPICS:   Technology   Supermarket   Restaurants   Travel

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