How to hotpot

We've talked about Google's hotpot before, it's the new feature from Google Maps and places for Android.  And, to be honest, it's pretty cool having ratings from people you know and trust built right in to the Maps app.  Now Google Product Manager Mat Balez has a short video explaining how using hotpot can help you find the places you love, as well as find new places to love.  Give it a look, after the break. [Google Lat Long Blog]


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There are 9 comments

ChaosShadow says:

Hmm, seems pretty cool

jdhas says:

What the hell is this guy wearing?

Does he live on Hoth?

Nudo says:


tibbys says:

He's reading off cue cards..

cjbrigol says:

They ALL talk the same way, it's weird. Like how every time they say Google their voice gets all raspy at the end and slightly trails off...

Steb0ne says:

He's clearly an Android!

Guess I'm gonna give it a spin. kinda hard getting friends involved. Some people are so crazy.

jspidey says:

They show my car in the video!! About 16 seconds in they are showing a VW Corrado G60...awesome!

the places widget from the last google maps update is easy and fantastic. i'm embarrassed to say ive "only" rated 15 places ive been to so far.