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Google Maps tricks out iOS app with more navigation features

The mapping giant updates its app for iPhone and iPad with new traffic and route overviews, tips for new users, and language support for Arabic and Hebrew.

Google Maps updated its iOS app on Tuesday with new route and traffic features. According to Google, the update brings “faster access to navigation,” “tips and tricks” for beginning users, and support for Arabic and Hebrew.

Version 2.3.4’s navigation feature helps users better decide among various traffic and route options. The app now has a smaller map within the route selection screen, which lets people more easily compare directions based on traffic and other conditions. The “tips and tricks” section gives users advice on how to use the app and its various features, like turn-by-turn directions.

This update brings usability to a new market in Southwest Asia.

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Google Maps gets an update and becomes even more helpful

Google announced they very recently updated their Google Maps app to include support for more than one destination, and even hotels and flights. You can now view multiple legs of a trip and see how it could play out and what the shortest travelling distance is. The ‘carousel’ feature allows for the viewer to see some pictures of their destination.Maps can also team up with the other Google consumer solutions, like calendar, so you can see flight and hotel information withint the app. It’s much easier to plan the trip when all of this information is so easily accessible. Also included is an “upcoming events”feature which informs the user of sports events, concerts, and more within the area. With Google’s progression, pretty soon we’ll be able to plan entire vacations all from Google Maps.

 

Google updates Maps with multiple destinations, flight & hotel reservations, and local events

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Google Introduces Maps Tracks and Geolocation APIs

In its never-ending quest to dominate the global mapping scene, Google has just rolled out a new pair of APIs designed to help organizations build their own location-enabled applications. The first is Google Maps Tracks API, which gives developers the ability to concoct apps that can store, display and analyze GPS data on a map. In other words, those in need of a geofencing program — fleet managers and the like — need look no further. Secondly, there’s the Google Maps Geolocation API, which “enables an application or device to determine its own location without the use of GPS by looking up the locations of nearby WiFi access points and cell towers.” It’s pretty clear that enterprises are the target here, but it seems like only a matter of time before consumer-facing location apps tap into ’em.”

 

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