Tag Archive: Maps

Google Maps has added wheelchair-accessible transit routes, and it’s life-changing

Sometimes the little things can make the biggest differences.

A feature that’s been in the works for a while debuts today in Google Maps as wheelchair accessible routes are added to public transit navigation. It’s going to be life-changing for a good many people. I know, because I’m one of them.

Starting today in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney (though I see the feature for the greater Washington, D.C. area, too) when searching  [Read More…]

Google’s bringing its Maps APIs to augmented reality game development

Available to use right within the Unity game engine.

Pokémon Go is one of the biggest mobile games to ever be released, and later this year, we’ll see similar AR games that get people moving in the real world while interacting with the lore of Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, and more. To help make the development of these titles as easy as possible, Google’s launching new Maps APIs for the Unity game engine.

According to Google:

To make  [Read More…]

6 useful features in Google Maps you may not know

I don’t have to sit here and stress the importance of Google Maps. Being that the mobile app has a billion+ users, chances are that you’ve already used it extensively and know how valuable it can be for everyday life. That said, such a long-standing and crucial app from Google has naturally gone through a […]

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Eight surprising things you can do with Google Maps for Android

Everyone loves Google Maps, but there’s more to the app than meets the eye. Check out these eight great features that Maps even better.

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Google Maps Go (beta) makes it to the US

Google announced Android Go – a light-weight version of Android 8.1 Oreo, designed to run on lower-end devices with 1GB and 512MB of RAM – back in December 2017. Subsequently, the search giant also announced the intention of rolling out a number of “Go-style” Google apps, made to work on lower-end hardware. These are essentially […]

Google Maps: Everything you need to know!

Make the most out of Google Maps.

Google Maps is a powerful tool that’s used by over 1 billion people, and over the years the app has become more efficient at suggesting routes, offering detailed options for public transit, nearby points of interest, and so much more.

Google serves up directions for driving, walking, biking, or public transit. When you select the driving option, you can ask Google to suggest a route that avoids tolls, highways, or  [Read More…]

Google Maps now tells you when to get off at your bus stop

Never miss your stop again.

Trains and buses are how a lot of people make their daily commutes each and every day, and although Google Maps has already been able to show arrival times for this way of transportation, it’s now getting a big upgrade with the new ability to tell you how much more time you have before you’re at your destination.

When you’re on a train or bus, you’ll be able to look at Google  [Read More…]

Google Maps will soon help you to get off at the right bus stop

Navigating in a new city can be very challenging and that’s why Google wants to help you with that. According to a new report coming out of TechCrunch, Google is expected to roll out a new feature in Google Maps that will offer real-time updates on your trip, including a reminder to get off a […]

Google Maps makes it easier to find parking with your phone

It’s hard enough getting where you want to go, but parking, once you get there, can be a trial in and of itself.

Public parking near most destinations in big cities isn’t exactly easy to find, and chances are unless you put the parking as your destination, you’re probably not lined up properly to get into it once Google Maps cheerfully states You Have Arrived. Google Maps knows that’s a big frustration and it’s starting to show parking around  [Read More…]

Android Oreo’s picture-in-picture feature now usable in Google Maps

The latest version of Google Maps makes Oreo’s PiP actually usable and adds other news features.

While Google Maps added support for Android Oreo’s Picture-in-Picture mode a few weeks ago, it wasn’t actually any good. Users reported rendering issues and application crashes, prohibiting the PIP experience. That has been fixed with the latest update to Google Maps.

Android Police reports that Google Maps 9.60 has fixed the previous issues with PIP, meaning all Android Oreo  [Read More…]