What an app on Google's Android might look like

Screenshots purport to show an application written for Google's Android operating system that lets people search for nearby stores that are open for business.

Valleywag is reporting that start-up WhatsOpen.com has written the first wireless app for Google's new Android mobile platform.

It's still under wraps, but the report says WhatsOpen.com offers a Web application that shows people nearby stores that are open for business.

Valleywag has screenshots of what it says are the first wireless app written for Google's Android mobile platform. Valleywag

Valleywag has screenshots that show that the application appears to use a Google map mashup to display stores that are open in your area. It also looks like it includes user written reviews.

Looks like a no-brainer to me; who wouldn't want to get that kind of information on a phone based on your location? Especially if it's easily searchable and displayed on a map.

No word back from Google or WhatsOpen.com about it.

Google announced Android on Monday and said a software developer's kit would be released next week and handsets running Android would reach the market mid-2008.

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