Google has now enabled “Near Me Now” on the iPhone and Android web browsers, whereas before it only worked in the Google Maps application. The usage model is simple enough, just type in google.com, click on “Near Me Now” and then look at what’s around you. This is yet another step Google is taking to make the web browser the definitive application platform and I couldn’t be happier. No waiting for Apple to release another point release of the iPhone operating system with an updated version of Google Maps, no having to check for a new version of Google Maps on Symbian, RIM and Windows Mobile devices, just go to a website you visit every day and take notice of the new features.
Check out the video demo below, via Google’s Official Mobile Blog: