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.
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.
Google Maps and Inbox for Android Improved
Google today provided updates to its Maps and Inbox apps for the Android platform. Inbox works better on tablets, adds compatibility with Android Wear (view messages and notifications, reply via voice), and improves suggestions while users type.
Latest Google Maps Update Makes It Easier to Locate Your Events
Google has updated Google Maps and now lets users access more personal information regarding their locations with a quick search. Google Maps culls more data from users' Gmail accounts and will automatically make event details available to Maps.
Send Places from Google Maps to Your iPhone
Google recently provided an update to its Maps app for iOS that adds the ability to send places from Maps on a desktop to an iPhone. The feature, which has been available to Android phones for several months, requires iPhone owners to enable notifications for Maps.