Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Google Maps: New Features, Photosphere - Improvements Evolutionary But Welcomed


Source: Cult of AndroidCNET.

At Google I/O, Google unveiled new Maps services and changes to the UI.  I've simplified it into bullet points.  It doesn't do justice to the whole user experience that will improve as a result but it saves you the effort of having to go through the Web looking for it all.

  • 3D support with live cloud view
  • Better and easier UI
  • Real-time traffic
  • Dynamic routing
  • Zagat review
  • Support for iPad
  • Google Offers
  • Desktop map search results will overlay on the map directly
  • Sign into maps to create your own landmark and have that information available no matter where you are or which device you use

All those are expected and great.  All of the above features have been in one map apps or another already.  What I like about the new Google Maps is the Photosphere which allows users to upload their own pics allowing Google Maps users to create their own street-view.



Google Maps improvements will be coming to Android and iOS devices this summer.

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