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Google released a brand-new Places manager app on the Play Store today, allowing owners of Google Places pages to control and update their Places listings from any Android device quickly and easily. You can adjust things like hours, contact information, add photos, and even post updates that will show up on your business listing's Google+ page.

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You can manage as many businesses as are linked to your Google account, though some businesses may not yet be compatible with the new manager, as the app's description notes. Perhaps most importantly, you can view metrics for your businesses using the app, allowing you a quick and easy way to gauge the success of social campaigns or advertising. I know if I had a places listing, I'd be all over this app - it sure beats using a web interface.

It's on the Play Store now, though you can't actually do anything with it unless you have a places listing linked to one of your accounts. I know you're going to download it anyway. It's OK, I won't tell. Probably.

David Ruddock
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  • Guest

    Too much Gapps, why not merge them?

    • natabbotts

      Merge this app with what?

      And if so, why?

      Any other app you merge this with will bloat out the other app with a feature that very, very few users will actually make use of compared to the functionality of the app you're merging it with.

      No. Leave it on it's own so the only people it's useful to can use it, and conserve space and resources in the other app as usual.

      • RitishOemraw

        exactly! unless it comes as a separate download add-on in another app I do not want useless features bloating my apps.

    • Grimmjow

      with Hangouts

  • Emil Forsmann

    any apk?

  • Tim

    It's incompatible with all my devices? They are all Nexus devices....

    • RitishOemraw

      For what reason? Not available in your country? That's what I get on my GNex

  • Rolf

    Not available in Austria...

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    Not in the UK apparently :/ .......

    • Ray

      Not available in Australia either.

  • perry

    anyway someone can upload the apk, i manage 70+ places accounts and this would be a great app but not available in Canada

  • Guest

    I using a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 - both of which are apparently incompatible with the app.

    WTF is Google doing excluding their own devices???

  • perry

    Possible for someone to upload apk i cant download in Canada and i manage 70+ google places accounts this would help immensely

  • Tykin

    That is one amazing icon.

  • Spasillium

    Compatible here with Nexus 4 in the US.
    APK Download: http://www9.zippyshare.com/v/60522269/file.html

  • j¤n Gårrëtt [5,000+]

    "I know you're going to download it anyway" that put a huge smile on my face because you know us so well. :-)

  • Fanarl

    Wow, this app doesn't support budget phone with 512mb RAM. Good job Google, didn'tk now resturant owners owned S4

  • Roger Siegenthaler

    What the hell google... seriously? Notavailable in your country... what explanation could there be for this app not being available...

  • David Peterson

    So pumped the app is available for my phone!

    Download it and...

    "Sorry, this app is not available for your business.

    Your account has not been upgraded to the new version of Places for Business. You will receive an email when your account had been upgraded.

    Please try to use this app again at that time"

    Really? Really?!? :(