“Near Me Now” is a new location tracking feature from Google for iPhone and Android phone users. This new feature uses GPS of the mobile device to quickly provide user with accurate information about their nearby places.
To give this feature a try all you need to do is to go to Google.com in your iPhone or Android browser and then click on “Near me now” once your location has been provided.
According to Google, Near Me Now feature has been introduced to serve two purposes.
1: To allows users to quickly get reliable information about places in their immediate vicinity.
2: This feature makes searching process for popular categories of nearby places quite simple because you just need to click on the “Near Me Now” link instead of typing the query term to search for.
“Near me now” feature is currently available only in US for iPhone (OS 3.x) or Android-powered devices with version 2.0.1 or higher.
To me “Near Me Now” feature looks like a pretty nice alternative to Google Goggles. Do let us know what’s your take on this new feature.
Ref [Google Mobile Blog]