Google Shows When You’re Near A Store That Carries A Product You Searched For

    May 6, 2014
    Chris Crum

Google announced that it has added functionality to Google Now to show consumers when they’re near stores that carry products they have searched for.

In a Google+ post, the company said, “You’ve been looking for the perfect pair of hiking boots online, but haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger. Starting today, if you’re out and about and near a store that carries those boots, you might see a Google Now card showing you the product and price to remind you that you wanted them. Now all you have to do is pop into the store and check if they’re in stock!”

The feature is apparently only for Android for now. You’ll need to make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of the Google Search app.

A few days ago, Google announced that it has added offline availability for Google Now as well.

Google said, “Next time you’re on the subway and want to check on your day’s appointments with Google Now, you won’t have to worry about lack of cell service…your Google Now cards stay loaded, even when you lose service in the subway… or your favorite underground bar!”

Before that, Google added the addition of functionality that shows you where you parked your car.

Image via Google+


Chris Crum
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