In an update that is set to release later this year, Google Maps will go completely offline for users on Android.
Announced during Google I/O, a Maps user with the updated app can select an area for which they want saved to their device for offline viewing. When offline, Maps still contains all of the same information that an online user sees, such as business locations, ratings for businesses, auto completion for addresses, and even navigation. (more…)
The peeing party is over. Google has apologized for this morning’s Google Maps action that involved their Android mascot relieving itself on the Apple logo. According to a statement released to the Washington Post, Google is “sorry for the inappropriate user-created content” found on Maps, which is them referencing a user submitted change to Google Maps via Map Maker. The search giant will learn from whoopsies like these and continue to “constantly” improve the way they “detect, prevent and handle bad edits.” (more…)
How many times over the years have you found yourself looking up directions to a restaurant or meeting location on your computer just before you run out the door and wishing you could quickly get those directions to your phone? Even if only a couple of times, you will love this new trick from Google, which allows you to quickly send directions from Google directly to your smartphone or tablet. (more…)
A feature which was once available to users has returned again, that being a My Maps feature in Google Maps. Announced on Twitter, users can now create and save their very own routes on Google Maps, then share them with friends if needed through the Maps application. (more…)
An update was pushed to Google Maps this afternoon, bumping it up to version 9.3. In the update, Google now allows for users to share directions to specific destinations through whichever app you choose, a feature which was previously unavailable. (more…)
You probably already realized this, since we wrote up three Google apps with updates before noon, but yes, today is Wednesday and that means Google is unleashing new goodies upon us. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the updates that have already rolled out today (some yesterday too), along with download links and details to their changes (if they have any). A bunch of these updates are minor bug fixes, but a few do have substantial changes.
Should other apps receive updates, we will try our best to update the list.
Go get ’em! (more…)
Google Maps is getting its big Material Design makeover this week, as announced in a blog post by Google moments ago. The “fresh new” design with bright colors “is all about creating surfaces and shadows that echo the real world.” With Material Design leading the charge, Google has tried to make layers and buttons “come to life” so that you in-app experience is glorious. (more…)