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
Google’s streamlined app Maps Go which was originally launched for Android Go smartphones, is now gradually being made available to users around the globe. So the user doesn’t necessarily need to have Android Go phone, the App can be used from any Android smartphone.
The App in beta form have started appearing for users in the Middle East, the UK, Europe and other regions. Earlier, the app was only made available in the US and few other regions. Google wants to make this app available to as many users as possible without having to use the App in only Android Go phones. Read More
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
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.
I’m not kidding, Google Maps does give you directions and estimated travel time, if you like, for your dragon. And if you want to travel lower, you can coast along waterways on Nessie’s back. These are the contents of the Google Maps Easter Eggs 2014. This funny addition to Google Maps is kind of like finding April Fools inside the Easter eggs and brings added fun to the App. Read More
A new update for Google Maps is available for Android users. The update is not loaded with too many features; in fact it reintroduces the old and popular Terrain Mode View. Terrain Mode View gives a topographic view which lets you easily see the various elevation changes in surrounding hills, mountains, and valleys. It was removed from Google Maps Version 7 for unknown reasons. Read More
Google has just announced that Google Maps for iOS, the newly released Maps App has been downloaded more than 10 million times in its first 48 hours. On Google+, Jeff Huber, senior vice president of commerce and local at Google announced that the Maps App for iOS has been downloaded more than 10 million times in its first 48 hours. Read More
Google has released a new tool for US Google Maps users called “Google Map Maker”. Google Map Maker allows you to quickly edit US Google Maps. While online based maps have been available for years in the US, many countries still don’t have maps that are instantly available online.
Although Google is trying hard to map every country and make the data available online, it has not been able to be extremely accurate. This user driven approach allows you to edit areas in maps, and submit them for review. Each edit is reviewed completely, and if approved, they are added to Google Maps. According to Google, this feature has been used to generate maps for 183 countries and regions worldwide. Read More