If you currently have Google Maps on iOS you’ll view a considerable update today to variation 3.0. If you do not have it, the new functions may draw you to provide it a try. Some highlights:

  • Turn-by-turn navigation now provides street guidance
  • Travel time, range and ETA are all on the major display at the very same time
  • Contacts are now available through the app (hooray!)
  • Voice search making use of Google Voice Search is now supported
  • Charts can be conserved offline to a custom list

Although Apple stumbled early with its Maps, it has actually continuouslied enhance.

Google certainly would like to own the charts market on iOS, so they have been extremely motivated to boost the app, and this update is extremely competitive.

I attempted the app on a short commute today and found it simple to make use of. I still favor the Apple 3D roadway sight, yet Google Maps was simple to comply with. Unlike Apple, you get a selection of satellite or drawn map sights while driving.

You could utilize Google Voice to locate your closest location, and you’ll get qualitative scores of restaurants and sellers in addition to various other sights. The voice for directions are clear, and the next turn on your route is bold and on top of the screen.

The application continues to operate in the background. Transportation results now display total strolling time of your travel and the next scheduled bus or train, which is an extremely nice attribute for metropolitan individuals.

I believe I still prefer Apple Maps, mostly as a result of the simple combination with Siri, and the look of the screen, yet Google Maps is still the gold standard and they have actually enhanced a currently superb app with this update.

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