Google had announced at the I/O developer conference last month that it will bring personalized restaurant recommendations and more to the company’s mapping tool. Some of the Map users have already got these features and it will be gradually available to all. Read More
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Many of the Google services like YouTube and Google search are still unavailable in China, where the popularity of android-based smartphones has always been massive. So, Google will be launching a China-specific version of this service. When the users launch and try to find navigation on this app, they will be automatically directed to an app from AutoNavi, a mapping company owned by Alibaba. Read More
Google is rolling out the two-wheeler mode on Google Maps after much dilemma among the bike and scooty riders on Indian roads. This feature finally comes as a relief to these riders who were stuck between the Walk and Drive mode of Maps, making it difficult for them to find their way. Read More
The new update on Google Maps will give you an entirely new experience in terms of appearance and design. Google has come up with this change to give the users more freedom and flexibility to get around their daily tasks whether it is finding a coffee shop or get to your nearest subway in a better and refreshed way. Read More
Google is coming up with a new feature on Google Maps to show you the time the you need to wait at a restaurant. While this feature seems to be already available in Google Search, users can get a fair idea before deciding where to go based on Google’s estimation.
Google has come up with a new feature in Google Maps which lets you navigate to multiple destinations simultaneously when you want to look for directions in your android. Before this feature, if you wanted to look for other destinations during an ongoing navigation trip on your android phone then you had to close that ongoing trip and then start a new navigation trip.
When Apple launched its Map service back in 2012, it was quite the disaster. It had many major issues including inaccurate directions, wrongly labelled landmarks and 3D rendering problems. In fact, Tim Cook himself wasn’t very pleased with this service.
Ever since then Apple has been putting in a great deal of efforts to improve their Maps service and these efforts have finally paid off. A recent report by Associated Press states that Apple Maps is now used three times more than its “next leading competitor” on iPhone and iPad, with more than 5 billion map-related requests every week. The “next leading competitor” obviously being Google’s Map service. Read More
Google Maps for Android is getting an interesting update in its version 9.1, which will allow the users to share My Maps. With My Maps, users could create custom maps which they can now share, owing to the update. There is, however, a provision to hide the elements in the interface as the unnecessary items like the search bar will be taken away from the full-screen mode. So while the search bar and quick-launch for directions are not necessarily the things one would want to share, they can be simply removed with a single tap on screen. Now, in order to get the text entry field and the buttons back, the user needs to tap on the screen once again. However, the turn by turn navigation mode will not work for the features. Read More
Google Maps is one of the most powerful and useful Apps on your android phone. The App has incredible features which makes getting directions, searching for locations, and finding your way around a place extremely easy. Now, with some of the lesser-known features mentioned in this article, you can enhance your experience and get more out of Google Maps than just navigating from one place to another. Read More