Up until today, Google Places was one of the best Android-only features of Google Maps. But now Google has rolled out Places for iOS, letting iPhone users find nearby restaurants, coffee shops, ATMs, gas stations, and other spots with just a click or two. You can also customize the list with your own search terms.

Like the Android version, Places for iPhone also uses the new Hotpot service, which lets you rate locations and view personalized recommendations from your contacts.

The Google Places app is available as a free download for iOS. Interestingly, it’s a standalone app and doesn’t come bundled with the Official Google app, even though that app includes Google Maps.

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