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Now that the updated Google Maps iOS application has Google+ Local features baked in, the company has made the decision to axe the Google+ Local application. The announcement was made through an email:

Google+ Local app for iOS will be retired on August 7th Hello, We’re emailing to announce that the Google+ Local app for iOS will be retired on August 7th, 2013. The good news is that all features in the Google+ Local app are now available in Google Maps for Mobile on iOS devices:

• Search by categories of places, like “restaurants” or “coffee shops” • Read place information, including written reviews, average price, address and Street View (where available) • See what people in your Google+ circles have to say about their favorite places around the world • Rate and review places you’ve been to • Share places, locations and businesses you find

Learn more about Google Maps for iOS. This means that after August 7th, you’ll no longer be able to access the Google+ Local app through your iOS device. Any reviews and ratings that you created will be available on your Google+ profile and in the Google Maps iOS app. Thank you for using Google+ Local for iOS.

Sincerely, The Google Maps Team

Thanks, Michael!

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