Google Maps will help you find your way throughout the world but a group of Dutch developers have come up with a new take on the feature: “Google Naps,” which helps you find the perfect place for a quick catnap.
Google Naps was launched by Netherlands-based developers Kakhiel and Venour, reported the Huffington Post on Monday. Both have signed a disclaimer on the parody website addressed to “Sergey and Larry (and other Googlers),” cautioning that the site was created for fun.
“We don’t mean to damage your brand or anything; we just want to bring a smile on the faces of Google fans,” read the disclaimer.
“So please don’t take this to court, we only have a few hundred Euros in the bank. And we also don’t want to go to jail because we’re too busy with other things at the moment.”
The parody website helps the user locate the best spots to doze off nearest their current location. Top nap-time nooks and crannies can also be designated by other users.
The feature also allows users to mark their nap-time territory by pinning what looks like the Google “Pegman” on a spot anywhere in the world.
The Pegman is portrayed either sitting on a bench, lying on a patch of green, lying down on his bed or lying flat on a wooden bridge.
In a statement to the Huffington Post, Google did not seem to mind the parody, saying “as longtime supporters of napping, we’re thrilled to see Google technology connecting the world’s sleepiest citizens with places to catch some zzz’s.”
Some users are still getting the hang of the Google Naps feature, pinning their nap spots in the middle of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, user Abu Teez pinned a “field” nap spot on an island situated between Iran and Kuwait saying it is a great spot to nap in “Greek ruins.”
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