Google has updated its web experience for U.S. iPad users that are searching for local places on Google Search, including bars and restaurants. The Mountain View-based company is calling the new feature a “horizontal carousel” of results that will be displayed at the top of page, while normal search results will also be displayed below. Tapping on a business in the carousel, as seen in the image above, will display quick information about the location, including address, Zagat rating, phone number, location on a Map, and a link to the website — accompanied with pictures,. There is also a new map link in the upper-right hand corner that will show you all the nearby places on a map.
Google has always shown its support for tablets and smartphones on its mobile Search page, and today’s update is definitely beneficial. When calling a restaurant to place an order or make a reservation, I’ve found Google to be the quickest way to find the needed information — definitely beating apps like Yellow Pages to get the same information.