Google Intros Android App For Managing Google Places Listings

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Local business owners have a new tool for managing their Google Places For Business Listing.

Mike Blumenthal got the scoop on the new Android app that lets SMBs update their business information, post update and photos to their Google+ Local Page, respond to comments on Google+ and more. It also offers very basic analytics data such as “impressions” and “actions.” Google says that any changes made inside the app will show up across Google properties — in search results, Google Maps, Google+ Local and Google’s mobile search.

The app, however, doesn’t let business owners respond to customer reviews, nor does it allow for the creation of new listings. It’s also currently only for U.S. businesses.

The app is free from the Google Play Store, which is where these screenshots come from:

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If this sounds like a case of deja vu, here’s why: Back in April, Google released a Places For Business app for iOS devices with a very similar feature set. But that app was quickly pulled from the iTunes App Store and Google said it was released accidentally. The app hasn’t been seen since.

Google told Blumenthal that there’s no timeframe for releasing the new app on iOS.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Place Pages | Top News

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  • Peter Dulay

    I love the little connector type apps that glue everything together. Only a matter of time before G+ buys them or does it on their own.

  • http://inbound.bg/ Dimitar Dimitrov

    Can’t download it on Samsung Galaxy S3… as Mike states in his article the app is probably available only to Google units (he is using a test unit of Nexus 4…)

  • http://obpglobal.com/ Sean Caillot Hawkins

    Can’t wait to try and download this. Would love to help my Aunt manage her small cafe with this tool.

  • Vipin Kumar

    Nice and useful :-)

  • mensurmuhic

    Cant download it on Galaxy Nexus — lol

  • Jinnat Ul Hasan

    Its ridiculous when I can’t download and use the app in the UK.

  • http://www.weblineapps.com/ Richard Boss

    It is conflicting with all my devices? I think that it made for Nexus devices

  • Kretek

    Is this for newer Nexus devices? I have the GSM Galaxy Nexus and it doesn’t work either.

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