Google releases its new location based product to compete popular place sharing service foursquare.com. We can say google’s hotpot is a clone of foursquare.
Smartly, Hotpot pushes Places, getting business owners to claim their free listings to help Google build their efforts in the online Yellow Pages space, while using social networking to build reviews for their products.
You can add reviews on your smart phone by using Google Maps for Mobile, so they have the mobile thing included as well. And Hotpot also has its own Twitter account to friend people – it should not be long before there is a tie in for users to Tweet their reviews.
“More than 20 percent of Google searches now have a local intent, and it’s clear that finding information about what’s immediately around you is important…. With Google Hotpot, we’re excited to take local search to the next level by making it more personal with recommendations powered by you and your friends,” the Hotpot blog stated.
Advantages of hotpot Over foursquare
Other than the concept in hotpot we can login to the account easily by using same gmail account.
hotpot allows you to access in mobile apps via google maps on antroid .
Google Places – These are the 50 million places around the world for which we have rich details.
The places you like – When you rate places you like, we’ll tell you about other related places you’ll love. I love my favorite neighborhood restaurant in Noe Valley, Firefly, so when I rate it 5 stars, Hotpot will try to recommend other places for me in the city with simple, homey food such as Home restaurant.
The places your friends like – Share your ratings with your friends and see the places they’ve recommended. I’m planning a trip to Barcelona for the holidays and my friend Bernardo is a local. With Hotpot, I can see his recommendations when planning my trip on Google Maps, or when I’m in Spain using Google Maps or Places for Android.