Collab with google surfacing real-time crowd volume at cafes, airports & more across search & maps
no more guessing at how busy your local cafe or salon is. google now offers real time crowd data across maps and search to make planning your day a little easier. this is known as live popular times, and I helped drive this product from start to finish. it can be disappointing or detrimental to your plans to find out your destination is overly crowded or cannot accommodate you. google wants to surface timely data to help make your plans more confident – showing live crowd volume in-conjunction with historical averages.
our initial launch covered confident vertical cases like dining and beauty locations. moving on to cover 24 hour and less confident cases like government, commodity and medical.