Google Maps Now Warns If Destination May Be Closed
Google pushed out a minor update to Maps for Android devices this week and added several new features. Chief among the new powers is the ability for Maps to send a warning when the place users have chosen to navigate to (such as stores or restaurants) will be closed by the time they arrive. Further, when users perform searches for "my events," results will now also include locations for car rental reservations, flights, and hotels all culled from data in Gmail. The latest version of Maps also fixes some bugs. Google Maps is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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 Threads Voice Commands Deeper Into Google Maps
People can now use their voice to take full command of Google Maps when in the car. Google updated Maps today and added more support for "Ok, Google"-based voice commands.
Android Users Can Now Beta Test Google Maps
Google has rolled out a program that allows people to test beta versions of Google Maps. The betas will be published via the Google Play Store, similar to how Google distributes other a few other beta apps.
Google Maps for iOS Gains Multiple-Stop Tool
Google has added the ability to plan multi-stop trips to its app for iPhones and iPads. The latest version of Google Maps for iOS allows people to add multiple destinations to a single excursion.