Google Hotpot – A new way to recommend and rate Places

Google Hotpot places

We all know that how Google pops up with something creative & makes it a successful product.

A week back it came up with a Surprise Holiday package for Flight travelers in the US by offering free inflight Wi-Fi. This time it’s come up with something much better – Google Hotpot.

The concept here is the review & rate places which you’ve visited. It uses Google Places to show the places we search for.


People say it’s a FourSquare & Yelp killer, but I don’t quite agree with them. Because both of them have unique functions & can’t be compared with Google Hotpot. Though the structure may appear similar. It’s like saying Digg is equal to Reddit. Google Hotpot is more specific in terms of ratings & reviews.


You won’t see long descriptions posted by your friends/people when searching for a review of a particular place. So basically you’ll get direct ratings & reviews without much trouble.

The search feature as I said earlier, grabs the Google Places database to scan & display the result. So even less popular Hotels, Shops, etc.


The most interesting thing in it; is the ‘Best Ever’ button. Though this option is limited to only 10 places. It will give the place a 5/5 rating & add up to the popularity of the place.

Do you think Google Hotpot would turn into a major Success ?

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  1. i think this is a very smart way to make people not waste time searching , getting real people to recommend you and rate the places is great for me and i do agree it is very useful !!

  2. Google can do anything! How many products are having “made by Google” tag? Great man. Liked it 🙂

  3. I liked hotspot service of google however i am yet to review places 😛
    Hope facebook does not include this service in facebook places

  4. Google Hotpot looks pretty cool! Not sure it will be a success or not though.

  5. Thanks for this up to date information.I 1st time read about Google Hotpot.Its looking full supportive version to Google earth.

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