• http://twitter.com/luciditydigital Lucidity Digital

    Apparently it is only available to users in the US. Does anyone have any idea when it will become available in Europe?

  • http://kercommunications.com/ Nick Ker

    The app’s unavailability is a good fit with the rest of the Google Places / Local+ product line. Business owners currently in one of the many levels of Google Local limbo know what I am talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ggavalas George Gavalas

    I know what you mean Nick – looking forward to eventually getting this app in Australia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jean.singer.5855 Jean Singer

    There has been a few levers thrown in your direction by companies that are wasting their time committing themselves to others. Please do not ignore them.

  • http://twitter.com/AaronWatters Aaron Watters

    Awesome comment Nick, Google’s product for local businesses hits their mark on being inoperable / broken. I’m hoping this app also helps remove all positive reviews from a businesses Google+ Page!

  • Brendan Mc Coy

    I downloaded the App and it will only let me Rate and Save locations and there is no option to manage my listings. The data here in Ireland is very poor (eg the Irish Motor Traders Association shown as the only Petrol Station in Dublin!) but a lot of this is due to the logjam between Places and Local data. I presume the app is for the US market only and ties in with the improvements there but a pity they wouldn’t allow the rest of the world move their listings into Local first.

  • http://kercommunications.com/ Nick Ker

    Maybe the app can send you an email saying “We have resolved the issue and your listing is live at this URL:” with a broken link, just like the Places support reps do!

  • http://www.consultancymarketing.co.uk/ Ian Smith

    “a dedicated app that works on the iPhone and iPod Touch.” and the rest of us who do not follow the gospel according to St Steve?

  • http://www.facebook.com/billw529 Bill Walsh

    I get so frustrated with Google regarding the integration of Google+ Local and Google Places. They are forcing people to a product that many do not want to use – Google+, putting the onus on business owners to educate their customers on how to use Google+ and/or getting them to sign up if they want any chance of a review.

  • http://www.consultancymarketing.co.uk/ Ian Smith

    Totally agree Bill

  • Myles Anderson

    Just when we all (some? )thought Google was finally getting their act together and handling ‘Local’ with the care and consideration it gives to it’s other products…this happens. It would be funny if it wasn’t so ^%^^%$$^ annoying. Surely someone needs a huge kick in butt for this shambles.

    On the ‘US vs rest of world’ point i think it’s pretty understandable that Google trials in 1 country and then roles out to others. As a business who develops software for use in many countries, we know that it’s much easier to role out new developments country by country so you can manage issues that arise more easily, and not have the added variable of international differences thrown into the mix.

    But you’d expect that Google has a clear international rollout plan with target launch dates which they might share with us. This would get international folk excited & on board ahead of launch, rather than waiting, wondering and complaining. Maybe Google just isn’t confident that it will hit those dates so prefers to keep quiet and make us wait.

  • http://www.andykuiper.com/ Andy Kuiper – SEO Analyst

    This is a very interesting find… Google, what do you say about this?

  • http://twitter.com/katehuebler Kate Huebler

    haha yes