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Google Previews New Google Maps App for iOS

Google Previews New Google Maps App for iOS

Posted July 10, 2013 at 3:19pm by iClarified
Google Maps is set to launch a new Android and iOS 6+ updated soon, and they have went ahead and posted a preview of this update (along with a video). The App will be compatible with both iPhone and iPad. Google claims it is a "new mapping experience" that is "a lot faster and easier."

Explore: Explore is a fast and easy way to visually browse and discover new places without even typing. Simply tap the search box and you’ll see cards showing great places to eat, drink, sleep and shop.

Enhanced navigation: In addition to current traffic conditions, we’ve added two new features to help you navigate around traffic. You can now see reports of problems on the road that you can tap to see incident details. While on the road, Google Maps will also alert you if a better route becomes available and reroute you to your destination faster. This feature is available only on Android and is coming soon to iOS.

Designed for tablets: A dedicated tablet design brings all the features of this new app to Android tablets and iPads, which makes exploring the world from the comfort of your living room much more fluid, smooth and fun.

Reviews, Zagat and Offers: There’s a new 5.0 star rating system that gives you a quick read on how your friends and others rate places like restaurants, bars and cafes. For an expert’s opinion, the Zagat badge of excellence and curated lists are integrated into search results so you can quickly spot the very best places. From “Best Restaurants to meet for a drink in NYC” to “Best Restaurants in the Mission” in San Francisco, Zagat’s there to help you uncover the local gems.

Google Latitude and check-ins will be retired with this app update. The update should be available in the App Store 'soon' and is available for Android device (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean).

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gamerscul9870 - July 11, 2013 at 4:48am
Yet still no 3d view compared to apples flyover view.
tonyp126 - July 10, 2013 at 7:11pm
I prefer Waze, which Google just purchased. I hope Google doesn't screw it up.
Chris - July 10, 2013 at 4:18pm
Wish that Google Maps had a bookmarking system like its old version / apple maps. That's the only reason why I'm not using google maps.
NoGoodNick - July 10, 2013 at 3:56pm
Google doesn't seem to understand their market: "which makes exploring the world from the comfort of your living room much more fluid, smooth and fun". I don't sit around my living room searing for maps. I use my iPad on the road to look up navigation information (as a passenger) because it's easier to see on the larger screen. Tablets are not just for sitting on the couch!
Darryn - July 10, 2013 at 4:24pm
You tell 'em Nick. It's freaking free!
Darryn - July 10, 2013 at 4:25pm
If you're going to bitch at least tell them politely. That's like receiving a free meal and throwing it in the person's face.
gamerscul9870 - July 11, 2013 at 4:50am
Tell me about it, that's all I ever use gaydroid craplet for.
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