Test driving Google Maps 3.0.0

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