Google Maps received a nice update today which includes enhancements to Place pages and Google Latitude, but also allows you to filter search results. While nothing incredibly major, these are the polishings we like to see on a regular basis. (Wow that sounded dirty.)
Place page reviews
Now, you’ll see that Place pages on Android Maps share the same new design for displaying reviews as used by Place pages on your computer. You can see:
- “Reviews from around the web” for highlighting sites that have high-quality reviews about the place.
- “Reviews from Google users” for reviews posted directly to Google Maps by other users
Filter search results
Of course, you’ll first need to narrow down which Place page reviews to check out. In addition to distance and ratings, you can also filter results for some searches by:
- Open now
- Related searches
Google Latitude real-time updating
In Latitude, you can also choose an experimental “Real-time updating” option from an individual Latitude friend’s profile page to help meet up with them by temporarily seeing faster location updates (friends must have Maps 4.6 and Android 2.2+).
The market on my set of phones is in full-on spazz-out mode and won’t download anything. Let me know if you can get anything to download, and enjoy it!
Via: Google Mobile Blog