Google Maps for iOS updates with new features and optimized iPad interface
Google has recently updates Google Maps for iOS platform. After rolling out new version of Google Maps for Android, Google has now updates Google Maps for iOS platform to version 2.0 with new features along with an optimized iPad interface. The new Google Maps also brings enhanced search and navigation features for iOS devices.
The new Google Maps app now has optimized iPad interface. The new interface provides a dedicated tablet design with all features of Google Maps including Street View. Users can now explore new places with the bundled feature as ‘Explore’. The new interface is having cards integration, which was earlier found on Google Maps for Android.
Google Maps update also brings new features for all iOS devices. The new app is designed to provide enhanced navigation with traffic alerts and incident reports. In some locations, users can now get real-time information on road closures, construction, accidents, and more right on Google Maps. Also the maps service is now developed to provide live traffic conditions along with voice guided and turn-by-turn navigation. Google earlier acquired Waze for enhancing the navigation support in Google Maps and now the new maps app for iOS is probably getting alerts from Waze network.
Similar to the recently updated Google Maps for Android, the new Google Maps for iOS devices now has turn-by-turn directions and voice guided navigation for more than 330,000 miles of trails, paths, and bike lanes especially for the bike riders. Users can now explore local places to eat, drink, shop, play and sleep right from Explore feature.
The updated maps app also has a new 5.0 star rating system which allows to check rating of places including restaurants, bars and cafes before testing in real. The app also has Zagat badge available on some excellent places. For some regions, the updated Google Maps now provides an option to discover new offers from national brands. Indoor maps with walking directions for malls, transit stations, airports and more are also available in some regions.
Users can now download the new Google Maps v2.0 for iOS devices by visiting Apple App Store.