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  • Google Maps 2.0 Released for iOS


    Following Google’s Tuesday evening announcement of making the new Google Maps available to the public without the need for an invite, the company has issued an update to the iOS Google Maps application that brings the application to version 2.0.

    The update to Google Maps adds features mentioned in last Wednesday's tease, including a newly designed application for the iPad, as well as handy new turn-by-turn navigation features including enhanced navigation, live traffic updates, and incident reports.

    In addition, Google Maps 2.0 includes support for walking directions in malls, airports, and other large public locations. Users will also get to take advantage of Explore, a new feature that finds all of the most popular places to do things around you and lets you see them in a list view.

    The update also adds reviews to local places so users can read about other people's experiences, and users will also get to view offers via Google Offers in the application.

    Existing users of Google Maps will find the update under the Updates tab in the App Store. Alternatively, users can download the latest version of Google Maps for free via this App Store link.

    Sources: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Maps 2.0 Released for iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. rimshak's Avatar
      rimshak -
      I noticed it now has satellite view during navigation. Not sure if that was available before or not though.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      they need to fix the menu button in the lower left corner. it's cut halfway off the screen.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Footpaths that weren't there before are now and walking directions use them. It does seem better.
    1. Adz2010's Avatar
      Adz2010 -
      Its nice how you guys post iOS 7 screenshots
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Apple Maps are soooo far behind.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Footpaths that weren't there before are now and walking directions use them. It does seem better.
      Just double checked. It sure is.

      Quote Originally Posted by Adz2010 View Post
      Its nice how you guys post iOS 7 screenshots
      Haha
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Apple Maps are soooo far behind.
      LMAO! And yet Apple was the first with vector graphics, first to have an iPad app, first to have turn by turn directions... Google is finally catching up with Apple now that their app has been designed to work on an iPad.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      LMAO! And yet Apple was the first with vector graphics, first to have an iPad app, first to have turn by turn directions... Google is finally catching up with Apple now that their app has been designed to work on an iPad.
      At least the Google maps have never tried to get me killed while using its walking directions unlike Apples version tried last week
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      LMAO! And yet Apple was the first with vector graphics, first to have an iPad app, first to have turn by turn directions... Google is finally catching up with Apple now that their app has been designed to work on an iPad.
      Google had vector Graphics and turn by turn on Android well before Apple came up with their sorry excuse for a mapping App.
    1. pizzafootbal's Avatar
      pizzafootbal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      LMAO! And yet Apple was the first with vector graphics, first to have an iPad app, first to have turn by turn directions... Google is finally catching up with Apple now that their app has been designed to work on an iPad.
      As far as data, Google is way ahead, maybe that's what *T* was referring to.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Google had vector Graphics and turn by turn on Android well before Apple came up with their sorry excuse for a mapping App.
      1. This is an iPhone forum and we are comparing Apple Maps with Google Maps on iOS so no one here cares what Google Maps had on a sub-standard OS.

      2. Do you even know why Apple ditched Google Maps? It's because Google would not implement turn by turn directions on iOS so Apple said buh-bye.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by pizzafootbal View Post
      As far as data, Google is way ahead, maybe that's what *T* was referring to.
      Yes, but Apple is getting better.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I'm glad you told me this was an iPhone forum, I didn't realise...
      Would not? Or Could not. Please get your facts right.

      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      Yes, but Apple is getting better.
      When they have street view I might consider using them, but their search is still absolutely appalling.

      People defending all things Apple, even when they are clearly inferior, is strange. They bring out a polished turd and people defend it because its Apple.
    1. JeremiahSantos's Avatar
      JeremiahSantos -
      goggle map are not working fine on i phone OS as they are completely showing wrong directions while viewing it has now become a big issue so better not to rely on this app of google at all..
    1. recellseo's Avatar
      recellseo -
      Finally.. its a bit overdue but better late than never and also they need to fix a few things before i can conclude that its a great addition to my mobile phone.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I'm glad you told me this was an iPhone forum, I didn't realise...
      Would not? Or Could not. Please get your facts right.
      As I said in my original post, "would not". Maybe you need to get your facts right.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by vinaygoel2000 View Post
      As I said in my original post, "would not". Maybe you need to get your facts right.
      So you don't understand that their license made it illegal for them to do so? Or are you just ignorant of the facts?
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      So you don't understand that their license made it illegal for them to do so? Or are you just ignorant of the facts?
      Dude are you serious! Do you not follow Google? Apple asked Google to incorporate turn by turn into native Maps and google denied stating that its a niche feature that they'd like to keep for Android OS only. Apple then said buh-bye.
    1. robdam1001's Avatar
      robdam1001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Google had vector Graphics and turn by turn on Android well before Apple came up with their sorry excuse for a mapping App.
      reported
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by robdam1001 View Post
      reported
      Eh?