Google Maps for Android and iOS get group planning

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Google today announced that starting today, users can use Google Maps to easily plan where to go as a group. All you have to do is just long press on any place to add the place to shortlist-the small floating bubble on the side of your screen. Once you’ve added places, you can quickly share the list with your friends on any messaging platform, add or remove additional places, and vote together in Google Maps.
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Google Maps on desktop gets new 3D Globe Mode

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Google is moving past 2D as it is adding a new 3D Globe Mode on the desktop. This new mode shows the Earth as a globe rather than a flat surface. For the mode to work, you need to zoom out far enough, and then you will eventually get a moon’s-eye view of the earth.  Continue reading “Google Maps on desktop gets new 3D Globe Mode”

Google Maps ‘Your Match’ for iOS uses machine learning to suggest places you might like

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Google Maps for iOS is getting a new update that brings a new feature ‘match.’ This feature will help you by suggesting new restaurants that it thinks you might enjoy. Google will collect the data including the places you’ve visited and interests you provide, to predict if you would like a particular restaurant. Continue reading “Google Maps ‘Your Match’ for iOS uses machine learning to suggest places you might like”

Google Maps arrives for JioPhone powered by KaiOS via software update

JioPhone got Facebook app back in February this year, last week at the AGM the company has confirmed that YouTube, WhatsApp and an improved Facebook app are coming to JioPhone from 15th August. Today the company has pushed a new software update that brings Google Maps to the feature phone.

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Google Maps with redesigned Explore tab, new “For you” tab, personal recommendations and more rolling out

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Google introduced a set of brand new feature to Maps last month; these new features will help you find the best spots to eat, drink, and play based on the things you’re into. The company today announced that many of these features are now rolling out to everyone worldwide.  Continue reading “Google Maps with redesigned Explore tab, new “For you” tab, personal recommendations and more rolling out”

Google removes the ability to book Uber cabs within Maps

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For reasons unknown, Google has removed the Uber integration within the Google Maps app. Google added the ability to book Uber cab within Maps back in January 2017; this functionality allowed users to identify their route, then check Uber prices and request a ride without leaving the Maps app. Continue reading “Google removes the ability to book Uber cabs within Maps”

Google Maps gets redesigned Explore tab, ‘Your Match’, group planning and more

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At the I/O 2018 event, Google introduced a bunch of new features to Google Maps which will make it more assistive and personal to use. Next time where you are trying to explore somewhere new with friends or you are visiting a new city, you can use Google Maps to make quick decisions. Continue reading “Google Maps gets redesigned Explore tab, ‘Your Match’, group planning and more”

Google Maps gets support for 39 additional languages

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Google Maps is now getting 39 additional languages support spoken by an estimated 1.25 billion people worldwide. Google Maps currently has more than 1 billion active users and lets you discover new places, find the best driving, biking, and walking routes, and more. Continue reading “Google Maps gets support for 39 additional languages”

Google Maps for iOS gets restaurant wait times, improved transit directions and more

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Google Maps for iOS is getting a new update that brings features like restaurant wait times, improved transit directions and More. The updated app brings the version number to 4.47. The new restaurant wait times will be available at more than a million restaurants around the world. Continue reading “Google Maps for iOS gets restaurant wait times, improved transit directions and more”

Google opens up Maps API for game developers, Resonance Audio for AR and VR experiences

Google with an aim to bring more real-world games like Pokemon Go, is opening up its Maps API for game developers to build their games. For an open-world game, developers first need to understand the physical environment around their players. Continue reading “Google opens up Maps API for game developers, Resonance Audio for AR and VR experiences”

Google Maps in India gets Plus Codes to locate addresses easily, voice navigation in 6 additional Indian languages

Google today has introduced Plus Codes for Maps which is a simple location-based digital addressing system and voice Navigation in six additional Indian languages. The Plus Codes concept divides the surface of the Earth into tiny ‘tiled areas’ and assigns a unique to each. Continue reading “Google Maps in India gets Plus Codes to locate addresses easily, voice navigation in 6 additional Indian languages”

Google celebrates Mario day with new ‘Mario Time’ Maps navigation for iOS and Android

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On the occasion of Mario day, Google has teamed up with Nintendo to bring Mario to Google Maps. Starting today “Mario Time” is available on Google Maps for Android and iOS devices and Mario will accompany you on all your drives Google Maps this week. Continue reading “Google celebrates Mario day with new ‘Mario Time’ Maps navigation for iOS and Android”

Google Maps for iOS gets real-time commuting info, places around you and more

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Google Maps for iOS has been updated today adding few new features like real-time commuting info, new menu buttons, places around you and more. The real-time commuting info was added to Android a year ago. Continue reading “Google Maps for iOS gets real-time commuting info, places around you and more”

Google Maps step-by-step transit navigation is back, tells you when to get off your train or bus

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Google introduced  step-by-step public transit navigation directions for 400+ cities globally, back in 2011. Later it was removed. Now the feature finally back worldwide, after Google started testing if for sometime. Earlier this year Google expanded transit feature to sixteen Indian cities and also said that Google Maps globally provides over 1 billion km worth of transit results every day and has schedules for more than 2.5 million public transit stops worldwide.
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