Latest Google Maps Update Adds Offers, Indoor Directions
Google today updated Google Maps to version 6.7 for the Android platform. The new version, which is a free download from the Google Play Store, adds several new features, including Google Offers, indoor walking directions, and business photos. The Google Offers component alerts Maps users to nearby deals. The indoor maps (beta) feature lets users get walking directions within large venues in the U.S. and Japan that have been added to Google's indoor map database. The business photos feature lets Maps users explore the insides of businesses, including 360-degree panoramic views. It is available starting today.
Google Adds Multi-Stop Directions to Maps
Google gave Google Maps users the ability to plan multi-stop trips. The latest version of Google Maps allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.
Google Maps Adds Fast-Food Landmarks to Directions
Google has updated its Maps app to include easily-recognizable landmarks in its driving and walking directions. Currently, the landmarks seem to be exclusively fast-food restaurants, presumably because they usually have large signs, and logos that most people can recognize at a glance.
Google Maps Adds Mario Time for Navigation
Google today updated Google Maps for Android and iOS with a fun feature: Mario. Once users update to the latest version of Maps, they'll be able to turn on Mario Time for navigation.
Google Finds Space for More Parking Features In Google Maps
Google today expanded the availability of Google Maps' parking tools. To start, the existing "how difficult is it to park" feature is accessible to 25 new cities outside the U.S.
Timeline Lets Android Users Explore Their Past Travels
Google is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users of Google Maps that allows people to see all the places they've visited. The feature, called Timeline, makes it possible to revisit locations within Maps to recall where you've been.