Post Tagged with: "Maps"

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

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…]

in Apps, Other by at 1:01 am on May 28, 2015
Google Maps update brings a proper Android Wear mini-app along with it
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Google Maps update brings a proper Android Wear mini-app along with it

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…]

in Apps by at 4:43 pm on May 21, 2015
Google+ update removes Google+ Local guides from the nav bar

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

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…]

in Google Services by at 8:04 am on May 5, 2015
Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

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…]

in Apps, News by at 11:24 am on February 27, 2015
Google Maps latest update adds ‘Local Guides’ feature
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Google Maps latest update adds ‘Local Guides’ feature

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…]

in Apps, Google Services by at 8:21 am on February 7, 2015
Google Maps updated with shareable directions
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Google Maps updated with shareable directions

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…]

in Apps by at 12:03 pm on January 15, 2015
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…]

in Android Development by at 1:27 pm on November 18, 2014
Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment
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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…]

in Apps, News by at 6:35 am on November 6, 2014
New Google Maps 7.5 integrates information from your email
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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…]

in Apps, News by at 9:29 am on December 13, 2013
Coming up: Google Maps 7.2
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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…]

in Apps, News by at 6:15 pm on September 13, 2013