Google Empowers Browser-Based Maps for Android, iOS
Google today announced a refresh to the browser-based version of Google Maps as experienced on Android and iOS devices. Now, Android and iOS users can navigate to google.maps.com, opt in to location sharing, and access many of the same features that are available to the stand-alone Maps apps. Google says the browser-based version of Maps will allow Android and iOS users to see their current location; search for nearby points of interest; see clickable icons of nearby destinations; get driving, walking, mass transit directions; see traffic, transit, satellite and other layers; as well as access saved places in Google Maps accounts. The revised version of Google Maps for Android and iOS browsers is already available.
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 Adds Shareable Lists to Maps
Google today made it easier to keep track of and share favorite spots thanks to a new list tool in Google Maps. Maps users can take advantage of pre-set list categories, such as Want to Go or Favorites, as well as create their own.
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 Cleans Up Maps UI
Google today rolled out a fresh version of Maps for Android, iOS, and the web with a cleaner user interface. Google says it eliminated unnecessary UI elements, such a road outlines, while simplifying the typography for street names, points of interest, and more.
Google Updates Maps for Android and iOS
Google recently updated its Maps application for both the Android and iOS platforms. The new version of Maps allows people to filter search results by cuisine, see current weather information for cities around the world, drop pins within navigation routes, and add transit directions directly to the calendar.
I'm a bit confused?
I'm not trying to be snide, I honestly don't know why someone would use their browser.