Google on Thursday revealed a redesigned version of its Maps application, with new features that tell people how cold or warm a train can be, or what local events are happening nearby. This app has my choice of veg bit dish had help in finding.
"When we set out to map the world, we knew it would be a challenge", wrote Jen Fitzpatrick, senior vice president of Google Maps, in a blog post. It's an essential app that once came pre-installed on iPhone.
Google said it had responded to user feedback to make contributing easier for the hundreds of millions of people each year who submit data.
"Explore" is the traditional free-roam map view, allowing you to look at the area you're now in, or zoom out to a worldwide view. Digital address called "Plus Codes" for location sharing including mixed mode commute are some of the features for which Google Map got inspiration from India. The map has disappeared from the logo, leaving only the pin. Where you currently have three options, Explore, Commute and For You, you'll now also get Contribute and Updates.
Saved: In this menu one can find the areas saved by you. It's also where you can search for restaurants, city attractions, and restaurants - along with their reviews.
"Explore", "Commute" and "For you" are the primary tabs at the bottom. It includes directions for drivers, walkers, and more - as well as public transit information. And be sure to keep an eye out for a "celebratory party-themed vehicle icon", which will appear for a limited time over this birthday period.
Google has also gotten three celebrities-Ilana Glazer, Mary J. Blige, and Andy Cohen-to use the Contribute tab and share their maps of favorite places in NY with anecdotes about each, which makes for some Maps-guided entertainment. The especially new one here is the latter, which serves users with now trending places and other contributed recommendations.
A new "updates" tab in the app will spotlight "must-see" spots getting attention, and let users chat with businesses to get answers to questions.