Post Tagged with: "Maps"

Google rolls out Google Play Services with improved Maps, Drive and Fit

Google rolls out Google Play Services with improved Maps, Drive and Fit

Google has announced via their Android Developers blog, that an update to Google Play Services is currently being rolled out, bringing with it a bevy of improvements to various Android and Google services. The major focus of Google Play Services 6.5 appears to be Maps, but there’s also improvements to Drive, Fit and Wallet. In Maps, the biggest addition is[Read More…]

by 1:27 pm on November 18, 2014 0 comments Android Development
Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google has announced (and released!) the Material Design update for Google Maps, and it’s pretty. There’s not much to say — just look at the gorgeous layout of the new app in the picture above. You’ll see changes in the way the info sheet shows for local businesses and other places on Maps, and our friends in the US now[Read More…]

by 6:35 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email

New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email

Google has begun the rollout of Google Maps 7.5, and while initial impressions were that nothing significant had changed, it seems that there’s been a few “under-the-hood” changes which may (or may not) greatly change the way you view information in the mapping application. With this new version (and indeed, the newest version 2.5 for iOS) Google has integrated Gmail[Read More…]

by 9:29 am on December 13, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
Coming up: Google Maps 7.2

Coming up: Google Maps 7.2

One of the great things about Android is that we don’t need to wait for a major OS update for the core apps in the ecosystem to receive an update. One such app — Google Maps — receives fairly regular updates, and each time Google manages to make the product just that little bit better. Artem and the guys over[Read More…]

by 6:15 pm on September 13, 2013 7 comments Apps, News
Google wants to give you free swag for adding reviews on Google Maps

Google wants to give you free swag for adding reviews on Google Maps

Google has introduced a program which involves asking people to review local places and become what they’ve deemed ‘City Experts’ in return for some freebies. The program has been running somewhat un-officially via the @googlelocalsyd twitter account. According to the signup page, to become a City Expert you have to live in one of the following cities : Austin, Birmingham[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on August 3, 2013 5 comments News, Reviews
Google slowly rolling out new version of Google Maps with refreshed UI, download it here

Google slowly rolling out new version of Google Maps with refreshed UI, download it here

Google has today started a slow roll out of a new version of Google Maps which includes a refreshed UI similar to that of the Google Maps Desktop Preview and the latest version on iOS. It’s very clean and, so far, simple to navigate around. There’s nothing really groundbreaking to tell you about, so we recommend you just download it[Read More…]

by 3:44 pm on July 10, 2013 12 comments Apps, News
Coming this winter: redesigned Google Maps for Android

Coming this winter: redesigned Google Maps for Android

Come this winter, it’s not just iOS that’s going to have the nicest looking Google Maps application, Android will finally get a slice of the key-lime pie. At Google I/O it has been announced that Google Maps is getting a redesign and a feature overhaul which will launch this winter. The new Google Maps make it easier to find things[Read More…]

by 4:51 am on May 16, 2013 1 comment Apps, News
Google Maps for Android moves indoors in Australia

Google Maps for Android moves indoors in Australia

Google this morning announced that they have released an update which will allow you to use Google Maps for Android to navigate your way around the internal layout of over 200 locations within Australia. The new feature covers Shopping Centres, Museums, Sporting venues, Airports and more, and has been rolling out in other territories worldwide since early 2012 – it’s[Read More…]

by 7:48 pm on March 13, 2013 7 comments Apps
Google takes its mapping service underwater, view the Great Barrier Reef from home

Google takes its mapping service underwater, view the Great Barrier Reef from home

While that other mapping service might not be able to show you were a hospital is, Google has been pushing their mapping service, Google Maps, to make it more in-depth. This time they’ve taken that literally; going to the depths of some of the coolest oceans and reefs in the world. There are 12 underwater areas that you can peruse[Read More…]

by 4:46 pm on September 26, 2012 3 comments Apps, News
Google Play Books app updated -Maps, Dictionary, Translations and Notes

Google Play Books app updated -Maps, Dictionary, Translations and Notes

Google has just added some updates to the Play Books app to add some extra help when reading. From today the app now contains Places and dictionary cards which popup when you select either an unfamiliar geographic location or word in a book. The popup card will contain a Google Map and the option to get more information by searching[Read More…]

by 9:31 am on September 25, 2012 4 comments Apps