Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What's Open on Google Maps

Have you ever left a bar at two in the morning in desperate need of a burger or pizza? What's Open is a handy little Google Maps based app that allows you to search for nearby food and pizza establishments that are open when you need them.

What's Open uses the Google Places API to only show you establishments around you open right now. Share your location with the application and all the pizza and food establishment still open in your area are displayed on a Google Map. You can even click on each establishment's marker to find out how many hours are left until it closes.

If you are the sort of hard drinking party animal who is more likely to be desperate for a drink at two in the morning then don't worry. What's Open is open-sourced and you can grab the code for the app from GitHub. All you have to do is copy and paste the code and switch out 'pizza' for 'bars' and you can find all the nearby bars still open for your all-night drinking pleasure.

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