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Google Maps update adds a seasonal search

Google Maps update adds a seasonal search

10:19 am on December 11, 2015 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services, News

Google are continually updating and improving all of their products, adding features, fixing bugs and having fun; either hiding easter eggs or some short lived features. The latest version of maps has a little bit of each included; there’s always bug fixes when you’re dealing with software this complex and they’ve done that. They’ve added some further capabilities to the[Read More…]

Waze adds ‘Star Wars’ promotion material with C-3PO voice navigation

Waze adds ‘Star Wars’ promotion material with C-3PO voice navigation

2:29 pm on November 25, 2015 in News, Other News

With Google adding Star Wars promotional content on several its services and it seems this has extended to animations and overlays on their crowd-sourced navigation app Waze. Waze has joined in with the Star Wars theming going on with other Google services, with the company adding Star Wars content, including a C-3PO voice for voice navigation, a handy resource when[Read More…]

Google changes up Pegman to PegMa’am around Buckingham Palace to celebrate a milestone

Google changes up Pegman to PegMa’am around Buckingham Palace to celebrate a milestone

10:51 am on September 11, 2015 in Google Play and Services, Other News

Google’s Pegman, the small adventurer you can drag around Maps and drop to show where you want to explore in StreetView has gotten an upgrade overnight, and is now showing up as small queen, at least around Buckingham Palace in London. The change is all in fun, and is limited to an area around Queen Elizabeth II’s traditional London residence[Read More…]

Your Photo Spheres will now get more exposure in Google Maps

Your Photo Spheres will now get more exposure in Google Maps

9:18 am on August 18, 2015 in Google Play and Services

Google has today announced some more features for Maps, with some interesting new updates surrounding your contributions to the Maps platform. The announcement lists three main focuses for the update, which has to do with your published photo spheres and the Views profile, which was taken offline as part of a broader update to the Maps platform and features. The[Read More…]

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Google adds ‘Your Timeline’ view to Maps with option to show photos you took along the way

Google adds ‘Your Timeline’ view to Maps with option to show photos you took along the way

3:29 pm on July 22, 2015 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services
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Google has today announced a new feature for Maps for Android (as well as on the desktop), called Your Timeline. Your Timeline gives you ‘a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a given day, month or year’, just by selecting the option in your application. Your Timeline when it rolls out, will be an option[Read More…]

Google Keep gets updated  – adds map view to location reminder interface

Google Keep gets updated – adds map view to location reminder interface

1:01 am on May 28, 2015 in Apps and Games, Other News
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Google has updated it note taking/sharing app, Google Keep, with a new feature which is quite useful if you’re used to adding reminders based on location. When adding a location-based reminder to a note within Keep, you’ll be treated to a new Google Maps screen which will simply allow you to see the spot on the map rather rather than[Read More…]

Google Maps update brings a proper Android Wear mini-app along with it

Google Maps update brings a proper Android Wear mini-app along with it

4:43 pm on May 21, 2015 in Apps and Games
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Google is the undisputed ruler in the online mapping space, but they don’t stay that way by stagnating. When Google can line up their maps and their Android Wear platform, the result is a complete mini-Android Wear app that you can use to navigate around and is much more useful overall. The Android Wear mini app is a part of[Read More…]

Google+ update removes Google+ Local guides from the nav bar

Google+ update removes Google+ Local guides from the nav bar

8:04 am on May 5, 2015 in Google Play and Services

Google’s major addition this morning is obviously Collections, but there’s another minor change that’s going to affect those users in the Google Local Guides program. In a bit of a surprise move, Google has announced via a post on the +Google Local Guides stream, that Google Local is being removed from the Nav Bar. The change won’t remove reviews it[Read More…]

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

11:24 am on February 27, 2015 in Apps and Games, News

Citymaps, a company based in the USA, has been for a little while now been trying to create a mapping platform that is personalised, customisable, social, and designed for a mobile-first world. Overnight in New York, they’ve announced that they’re launching their social mapping app globally through an app update. The app update is rolling out to existing users now[Read More…]

Google Maps latest update adds ‘Local Guides’ feature

Google Maps latest update adds ‘Local Guides’ feature

8:21 am on February 7, 2015 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services
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After announcing their City Experts would now be known as ‘Local Guides’ last month, Google has begun the task of bringing the information gained from these local reviewers to their mobile apps, especially Google Maps. In the latest update to Google Maps (version 9.4.0 for those playing at home), now includes the Local Guides feature. The Local Guides feature exists[Read More…]

Google Maps updated with shareable directions

Google Maps updated with shareable directions

12:03 pm on January 15, 2015 in Apps and Games
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Google Maps is apparently in the process of receiving an update – to version 9.3.0 for those playing at home – which includes a nifty new feature: Shareable directions. The new feature allows you to look up directions and then share them to any app in the Android sharing intents menu, including options to display as standard or either Satellite[Read More…]

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

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

1:27 pm on November 18, 2014 in Android Development

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…]

Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

6:35 am on November 6, 2014 in Apps and Games, News
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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…]

New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email

New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email

9:29 am on December 13, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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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…]

Coming up: Google Maps 7.2

Coming up: Google Maps 7.2

6:15 pm on September 13, 2013 in Apps and Games, News
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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…]