Google Maps For Apple Watch Back On The Apple Store

Following the latest update, Google Maps will now be available on the Apple Store after leaving the platform in 2017. Google had announced that it was coming back to watchOS last month and looks like the company has kept its promise.

Google Maps provides step-by-step navigation, as well as estimated time of arrival – just like on Android – on the Apple Watch. The App’s primary screen shows the “Current Trip”. The list of “Travel Times” is shown below that includes your Home, Work, and other saved shortcuts or destinations. Read More

Google Maps Will Now Show COVID-19 Hotspots

Google has been a constant source of information and relief amidst the coronavirus pandemic. It has been providing useful data to its users through most of its services and Apps, among which Google Maps has had its fair share. Now, Maps is all set to introduce another layer which shows at what locations the outbreak has hit the hardest.

Jane Wong on Twitter discovered the new map layer that Google has been working on. This new layer, titled “COVID-19” shows alongside options like transit, traffic, Street View, etc. Read More

Google Redesigns The ‘Saved’ Tab In Maps, Makes It More Useful

Following the placement of the ‘Saved’ tab in the bottom bar of Maps, Google has now redesigned the said tab with some new features, making it more useful than before.

Previously, the screen had top tabs for Lists, Labeled, Reservations, Following, and Maps. The ‘Saved’ tab let you bookmark your favorite locations and sort them by “favorites”, “want to visit”, or any other customized list. Read More

Google Maps Now Available At Apple’s WatchOS And CarPlay Dashboard

Google Maps has been upgraded to operate with Apple’s CarPlay dashboard mode, which empowers users to display their current mapping directions parallelly with music controllers.The dashboard model was originally launched with iOS 13 previous year. It was confined to exclusively work with Apple Maps but ultimately released iOS 13.4 at the beginning of this year. Read More

Google Maps For Android Tests Detecting Traffic Lights On Roads

After Apple Maps added the feature for showing traffic light in iOS 13 last year, it is Google now that is testing the feature for Google Maps in its Android app. As spotted by droidlife, Google Maps is showing the location of traffic lights in several intersections around cities in the US. The feature notifies the users when they are about to approach a traffic light and make them better informed to avoid any delay. It is not the first time that the feature has been spotted, Japan has had it for a number of years now. But, it surely is a considerable expansion for the feature. Google is testing the new feature in US cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and says it plans to expand it globally over time. Read More

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Google Maps Is Now Allowing Third-Party Sites To Show Reviews, Images And Much More

google-mapsGoogle Maps is celebrating its 15th Anniversary by bringing in some new changes in its working. Google is now paving way for third-party sites to show reviews, Images and much more on its Google Maps. In a simpler word, Google will allow other sites to build on Google Maps. Google Maps helps keep clients connected on your site by giving them a nitty gritty comprehension of spots almost a particular area they’re thinking about — place names, depictions, value level, evaluations, audits, and photographs. It even gives assessed time of appearance and strolling headings from the area of intrigue. Read More

Google Maps Highlight Nearby Take-Out Restaurants And Delivery

Google-MapsAs per the latest updates, in order to make it easier for users to find restaurants offering delivery and take-out services in their areas, Google Maps have now added an easy-to-see button which is placed at the top of Google Maps in iPhones and Androids. This is a boon to the users as this feature points and lists the details of all the eateries which are offering delivery and take-out services in their area, in turn, making life easier for its users even during the ongoing pandemic situation. Read More