Android Apps – Google Places
Google Places recently became available in the Android Market here in India. This is a screen-shot tour of the app. This application would have been infinitely more usable if Google Navigation worked in India. In it’s current form, its not bad. It looks like the venues and locations are pretty up to date and should be useful if I am in an unfamiliar location and need to find an ATM.
The Google Places categories have all the frequently searched for items. It was able to show all the places near my location pretty accurately
The results screen shows you all the basic information that you may need to see for a venue including ratings and number of reviews and a photo if available
The venue detail screen allows you to call the place directly, get directions to it or just look at where it is on the map. The last review is also available on this page
The details screen shows the ratings for various things like the room and the location. You can also Buzz about the venue and share it with the various apps that may be present on your phone
Places also allows you to add any search that may be useful to you as one of the categories. This provides similar options for your search term