Google Warns When to Anticipate Waiting in Line with a New Search Feature

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jul 29, 2015
References: plus.google & designtaxi
When in a rush, there's nothing worse than getting stuck waiting in line. Knowing this is something that irks many consumers, Google created a new feature that pops up whenever a user searches for a store name using its search engine.

Typing the name of a favorite store or snack shop will reveal the peak times the store is visited by people each day of the week. With a simple graph to point out when the location is most frequented, users can better plan their visits accordingly to avoid getting stuck in a queue.

Now that there are dozens of apps to help consumers skip lines, as well as stores that are being strategically arranged to discourage queues from forming in the first place, it's apparent that consumers appreciate not having their time wasted waiting in line.