google local ... now via SMS!

so, google continues to add features... and sometimes they're really useful! you may or may not have heard about google local - which is a neat tool (even though the canadian equivalent suffers from some pretty spotty data). but, they've now made it just a bit more useful... you can now query google local via SMS (like, from your phone). I think zacker summed it up the best:

13:55 < Zacker> holy crap
13:55 < Zacker> http://www.google.com/sms/howtouse.html#business
13:56 < walkah> ya. that's the rock.
13:56 < Zacker> that is going to change my life

UPDATE: argh. i just tried from my phone (which is on rogers) and it failed to send, because the 46645 (GOOGL) shortcode is for US only apparently. :(

James Walker

James Walker (a.k.a. walkah) is an independent developer and hacker. He is a long time Drupal developer, but these days spends more time in Python, Ruby and Javascript.

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