Google Maps updates with new iOS 10 widgets, more place details

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Google has updated the iOS version of Maps with a few significant improvements, among them widgets redesigned for iOS 10, and more details about some of the places users visit.









The new Nearby Transit and Travel Times widgets are functionally similar to their predecessors, but have been updated to fit the new look and scheme for widgets in iOS 10. The first identifies the closest public transit options and when they're expected to arrive, while Travel Times can show estimated times to home and work, whether by car or transit.



Some location descriptions in the app will now include their features, atmosphere, and amenities, giving users a better sense of whether or not they'd want to visit.



Along the same lines, people writing reviews of places can now upload their own photos at the same time. While user photos were visible before, the change could increase the number available to browse.



Google Maps is a free download and runs on any device with iOS 8 or later.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    Still one of the top 5 best apps ever!
    edited October 2016
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Why is this even posted here. Most iPhone users could care less about Google maps. I haven't used any Google product in over 2 years and don't plan on using them at all ever. 
    lolliverjony0
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Why is this even posted here. Most iPhone users could care less about Google maps. I haven't used any Google product in over 2 years and don't plan on using them at all ever. 
    I don't know. Google Maps is currently top 10 on the App Store.
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 4 of 4
    Why is this even posted here. Most iPhone users could care less about Google maps. I haven't used any Google product in over 2 years and don't plan on using them at all ever. 
    I still use Apple Maps, Google Maps and Waze and between those three sources, there's almost nothing that cannot be mapped out.
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