Want to avoid a busy restaurant? Just Google it

Alex Yau
July 29, 2015

Ever had your plans to grab a relaxing coffee on a weekend ruined by a cafe rammed with punters? Or wanted to try out that new restaurant, only to discover that it’s fully booked? 

The search engine’s latest feature can help you avoid such frustrations in future. You can now find out a location’s busiest times with a quick Google search.

How does it work? The search engine will get location data from an Android user’s phone to work out a location’s busiest periods. With enough data from enough Android phones, Google is able to create rough estimates of a location’s busiest times by combining Android location, Google Maps and venue information.

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