Google Adds Transit Detours To Maps
Google today updated the mass transit part of its Maps app (and web site) to support temporary service changes and detours for the NYC Subway.
Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions
Apple today announced that Apple Maps in iOS 9 will support transit information and directions. The update supports multi-modal trips, including walking, subway, and ferry segments.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
Google Adds Real-Time Tabs to Google Maps for Android
Google today updated its Google Maps app for Android devices with new tab-based tools meant to help access real-time information with a single tap. Moving forward, three tabs appear at the bottom of Maps' home screen: places, driving, and transit.
Google Maps Improves Local Transit Accuracy and Availability
Google today improved Google Maps by expanding the number of regions in which it offers local transit directions. Google added real-time transit info from 25 new partners across six new areas, including the U.K., Netherlands, Budapest, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Google Maps and Google Search Debut SOS Function
Google today announced its Google Maps and Google Search apps will soon show critical information regarding natural and other disasters that may strike. The SOS Alerts, as they are called, will appear at the top of search results and within maps as people look for information concerning the disasters or impacted areas.