Updated Google Maps Lets You Find Places Easily
Google Maps has been getting a lot of updates recently and Google is constantly looking out for new ways to let users find places easily and quickly. Today, Google has released Google Maps for Android version 4.4 which makes it really easy to find common places in any area.
Google has now added a dedicated place icon that lets you quickly look up nearby places and pick a place to go using the updated Place Pages, just like on your computer. On an Android device, you’d be able to find Places in the App Launcher area. The App would let your find specific places like coffee shops, restaurants, bars, hotels and lots more. When launched, It would present a customizable screen with icons for places arranged in a definite manner. You could tap or drag any icon to your home screen.
Clicking on a particular place would give you a detailed information of all the nearest places. You could use the search bar present at the top and type or speak to find any place quickly. You could tap on a particular place to learn more and it would provide you some photos, reviews and contact information of the place. Place Pages now have a bunch of new details, such as prices, parking and menu links to inform your quest for the perfect steak.
Currently the update is only available for Android phones but a Blackberry version is soon to be released.