Test driving Google Maps 3.0.0

Summary:Google has released a major update to its popular mapping app for iOS with lane guidance, travel time, distance, ETA and Uber integration.

Test driving Google Maps 3.0.0 for iOS - Jason O'Grady

Google Maps 3.0.0 is out for iOS (free, App Store) and includes a bevy of cool, new features including lane guidance, travel time, distance, ETA and more offline maps nicities. You can even open Uber – if you have it installed – right from Google Maps when comparing route options.

New features include:

  • Turn-by-turn navigation now gives lane guidance and quick access to route overview
  • View travel time, distance, and estimated arrival all at once in navigation mode
  • Save offline maps to a custom list for when you're traveling or have a slow connection
  • Transit results now display total walking time of your trip and the next scheduled bus or train
  • Filter search results for restaurants, bars and hotels by rating, price, opening hours, and more
  • Sign in to see your “Places to review” list from recently saved or searched-for places
  • If you have the Uber app installed, open it right from Google Maps when comparing route options
  • Access your iPhone or iPad contacts directly from the Google Maps app
  • Tap and hold anywhere on the map to drop a pin, save and share that location
  • Search without typing using Google Voice Search
  • Scale bar to estimate distances on the map

Topics: Apple, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone

About

Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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