They had made this effort to strengthen their overseas market in India. They had added three new features to their app in India. Users can now see a new “offers” option in the “explore” tab which will show promotional offers from local restaurants.
Google has revealed that they had partnered with EazyDiner which is a table reservation platform, to display offers from more than 4000 restaurants.This feature includes 11 metro cities in India.
These offers are just a beginning. Company is planning to link with many partners to provide many other services. Users can also book a table in the restaurant directly from the app. Google did not revealed its financial agreement with EasyDiner which is a five years old New Delhi based startup which has earned more than $13 million so far.
Google said that it has added shortcuts to navigate to restaurants, hotels, pharmacies, ATMs, shopping malls and also offers.
In addition to that there is an option to get directions for the top areas in the particular city. Company has said that they use machine learning algorithms to find it.
The third feature is personalized recommendations for places. We can also follow a business and get updates from it. This feature also uses machine learning algorithm which combines our ratings and reviews to make recommendations for us.
As Google has 300 million users in India, it uses India as a test bed for many of its services.