Finding restaurants etc. with Google Maps.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Echleon, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Echleon macrumors newbie

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    How is this actually done? I got my iPhone a few days ago and I remember seeing adverts in which you can use Google Map to search for restaurants and then touch and a phone number would appear and other details.

    I have entered my location but even when I zoom right in all I can see is bus-stops, and I can't see anything to option to shower other things.

    Thankyou.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Type something in the search bar at the top like "Pizza" and see what you get from that.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Pretend like the search field in Maps is a Google search field (because it is). If you want to find a McDonald's in your area, just type that in and it'll drop a bunch of pins down. Tap the pin and I think an arrow comes up. Tap the arrow and you'll get a phone number, URL, address, etc. Tap the phone number to call. It's very convenient.
     
  4. Echleon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I found the problem. For some reason I was connected to the wifi of a near-by hotel, that only lets you use internet if you type in a username and password in some default homepage.

    On my network and AroundMe is working :D thanks guys.
     
  5. Dre325 macrumors newbie

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    You can also type in "restaurant" or some other general term and it will find a bunch of options for you. I've never found AroundMe or Yelp to be helpful in Washington State so I typically stick with google maps. Citysearch seems to work well around here too for restaurants.
     

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