Posts tagged as: Google Maps

Google Maps Turns 15 And Now Sports A Tabbed Interface

Google has updated its Maps app for iOS and Android with a new tab bar. The standard default view is now the “Explore” tab. A new “Commute” tab lets you specify your daily commute route and receive real-time traffic updates, travel times, and suggestions for alternative routes. It works for both driving and public transit. A “Saved” […]

Google Releases New Privacy Features In Maps

Incognito Mode is now available in Google Maps for iOS. In the Android version of Maps, a new bulk-delete features lets you delete all of your location history with Google, or any date range

Google Maps Adding More Ways To Share Road Incidents

Google has a new update is making its way to the Maps app on mobile. The update brings new ways for Google Maps users to report driving incidents and will be available globally starting this week. Making its way from the android to iPhone is a feature to let you report crashes, speed traps and […]

Google Maps Transit Directions Will Soon Offer Bike, Rideshare Options

Google Maps transit directions will be enhanced to include biking and ride-share as options for each end of the trip, when appropriate, soon. The feature includes cost estimates and estimated wait times, and lets you hire a ride-share car right within the directions. You can also choose your favorite ride-share provider and other available ride […]

Real-Time Bike Sharing Info Comes To Goggle Maps

Google Maps now includes real-time data on how many bikes (and empty spots) are at each bike-sharing dock station in 24 major cities. Available on both the iOS and Android versions of the Maps app, the information covers Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, […]

Google Maps Testing Augmented Reality Street View

  Google has Maps and Street View, but the company is finally rolling out a mixture of both. Navigation with Augmented Reality is reportedly being pushed to Local Guides, a group of people that are community reviewers inside the Maps platform. Google says the feature needs “more testing” before launching it to more users. The […]

Google Maps Begins Showing Speed Traps For Some Users

Google Maps has added another handy new feature. Support for displaying speed traps has begun rolling out in Google Maps. Screenshots shared by one Android user show icons of speed cameras when exploring the map and when driving. And since you shouldn’t be looking at your phone when you’re behind the wheel, Google Maps will […]

Lime Scooters And Bikes Now Locatable On Google Maps

Google is adding a new transit option to Maps: Lime scooters and bikes. Maps will now offer the option to direct you toward the nearest shared vehicle and factor that into your travel time. Maps already offers a similar integration for services like Uber and Lyft. Google will give you Lime as an option, along […]

For You Feature Comes To The iOS Version Of Goggle Maps

Google today extended the availability of its For You feature in Google Maps to iOS devices. The feature was first rolled out to Android phones earlier this year. Now iOS users will be able to follow their favorite places, such as coffee shops or record stores. News from the followed place will then appear under the […]

Google Local Guides Can Now Upload Video On iOS

Google today gave its local guides another tool to help with the task of providing information about local businesses: video. Google says iPhone owners can “show off their favorite places in motion.” The ability to add video is in the same menu as that for sharing photos. Local guides can take advantage of the tool […]

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