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Sorry, street names and localities should have been added to the search screen before now. I’ve sent an update to the Google Play store just now so you should have an update available in the next few hours.and about 45 minutes later my phone automatically updated to the latest version and I could see this:
Unfortunately sometimes we can’t control what we get back from Google’s Places API. If Google decides that a place doesn’t need to have more than the town/city listed, then that’s all we get I’m afraid. We also mix in Foursquare and Google Geocoding data where appropriate as well.
It helps to include a bit more in your search, such as ‘Morrisons Granton’ or ‘Morrisons Ferry Road' rather than just ‘Morrisons’. The more you type in, the more accurate the results. It also takes into account your current location – typing in ‘Morrisons’ while you’re near Hyvots Bank will give you results geared towards South/West Edinburgh rather than North/East Edinburgh.
As to your other point (distance to search result) - at the moment, showing distance isn’t possible. We use Google Places to match search queries: that service is great because you can type in anything - ‘Morrisons’, ‘Tesco’, ‘pizza in Leith’ etc. and it comes back with accurate results. However, it doesn’t give the app the location of each place. Instead it gives the app a ‘Place ID’ - once you’ve tapped on a search result, the app sends the Place ID to Google which sends back the exact coordinate of the search result. If that changes in the future, we’ll be sure to include distance as part of the search result.
I've mentioned that I go to the Ste Anne's Veterans Hospital once/month to see patients. It's sometimes an interesting variation on my usual practice, sometimes depressing, but I'm always proud and a bit humbled to be taking care of these WW II vets. When the previous Derm gave up the position because she was stretched too thin, I took it over because as a veteran myself, I felt it was right that I be the one to do so.
About a year ago, as the number of eligible vets continued to decline, ownership of the hospital passed from the federal government to the province, who is using it for chronic care of the elderly, not just veterans. This is a population who deserves service too, but I'm here specifically for the vets. A few months ago, the provincial health care system underwent a typical bureaucratic reshuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic ("to serve you better"), so support services have declined even further. In the hall where I come in, they had a series of paintings depicting Canadian military aviation history. Today when I came in,they were gone. The sour taste that left, combined with my needing to consolidate my activities has me starting to look for a replacement for myself to cover the Ste Anne's. I'll be a little sad to leave, but only a little. The reason I came there is fading, and other priorities are growing.