How To Get An Invite To The New Google Maps

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Today Google unveiled a new vision for Google Maps that will come to the desktop in the near future and mobile devices this summer, but users can sign up to try the new features very soon. The new Google Maps features a new design that gets rid of large sidebars, focusing more on the Maps […]

Google Adds Dynamic Routing to Google Maps

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Those who rely on Google Maps as their go-to solution for navigation will be able to make it to their final destination even easier with the new dynamic rerouting functionality announced today at Google I/O. The feature, which was demonstrated this morning during the company’s keynote, uses the latest traffic information to reroute users around […]

Google Redefines Mapping Experience

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Google is redefining the mapping experience for Android, iOS, tablets, and desktops with the new introduction of Google Maps at the Google I/O developer conference. Google says that it now provides over 15 billion kilometers of turn-by-turn directions and it’s working to improve that experience with additional imagery, photos, and user-submitted photo spheres captured with […]

Overhauled Google Maps Leaks Again Before Google I/O

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A new pre-Google I/O leak gives more details on a Google Maps overhaul that Google may introduce at Google I/O later today. The new leak looks very similar to the previous Google Maps overhaul leak with a bigger emphasis placed on the Maps themselves with floating UI elements instead of static sidebars. This leak, however, […]

Google May Launch New Maps Design at I/O Next Week

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Google may introduce a new UI for the desktop version of Google Maps at Google I/O next week that shows more maps with floating elements laid on top of it. Google Operating System obtained two leaked images of the new Maps UI which shows a fullscreen Maps with the sidebar and top search bar gone. […]

Apple Explores ‘Street View’ for iOS Maps in Latest Patent, Next Stop iCar?

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In the latest Apple-submitted patent filing to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it appears that the iPhone-maker may be exploring options to bring a Google ‘Street View‘-like feature to the Apple Maps application for iOS. With iOS 6, Apple had removed Google’s underlying code to power its Maps application on the iPhone, essentially shunning […]

Apple Hiring to Improve Maps By Hitting the Pavement

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According to a recent job posting at Apple, the mothership is looking for managers to help coordinate a team responsible for regional map quality. These “Maps Ground Truth Managers” will be responsible for things like testing the new map code, collecting known truth data about maps data, and utilizing local expertise to help improve map […]

Google Maps Adds Real-time Transit Data For New York City

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Today Google announced that its Google Maps app for Android and iOS will now display realtime transit information for users in New York City, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. Today Google Maps users can view arrival and departure times for a total of seven subway lines in the city. Those lines include the 1, […]

Google Maps for iOS Gets First Update

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Google Maps for iOS has received its first update today as the company has tacked on a couple of new features for those that use Google’s Maps service with their iPhone. After the arrival of the Apple Maps app with iOS 6, users began longing for an official Google Maps application. And, just a few […]

Google Will Let Developers Replace Apple Maps in iOS

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Google recently announced it will open the Google Maps SDK to iOS developers so they can use Google Maps in apps instead of Apple Maps. The new Google Maps SDK will include “support for ground overlays, gesture control and geodesic polylines.” That means iOS developers will be able to use many Google Maps features inside […]

Google Reverses Google Maps Block on Windows Phone

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In a pseudo-armistice, Google has reversed its position on blocking Google Maps access via the mobile Internet Explorer browser on smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. It was reported earlier that Google had redirected access to Google Maps so it won’t work on Windows Phone 8, previously citing incompatibilities with IE mobile. However, users on […]

iPhone 5 vs. Nexus 4: Best Google Apps No Longer Android First

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Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube are traditionally better on Android smartphones, but in the past month Google reversed this trend by bringing the best Google experience to iPhone first. Forget the Nexus 4, the best phone for heavy Google users is the iPhone. I say this as someone who carries the iPhone 5 in one […]

Google Maps for iPhone Drives 26% Increase in iOS 6 Adoption

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The number of iPhone users running iOS 6 increased by about 30 percent following the release of Google Maps for the iPhone according to a TechCrunch report. The numbers come from ad network MoPub which monitors more than 1 billion ad impressions every day across more than 12,000 apps. In the days following the Google […]

How to Use Siri with Google Maps Without an iOS 6 Jailbreak

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With two words iOS 6 users can use Siri to get directions in Google Maps instead of Apple Maps without an iOS 6 jailbreak or hack. Google Maps for iPhone is now available for users on iOS 6 looking to replace Apple Maps. Apple doesn’t let users change the default Maps app in iOS 6, but […]

Google Maps iPhone: Offline Abilities and iPad Support Coming Soon

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According to a New York Times report Google Maps for iOS will soon gain abilities similar to the Android app, as well as get a full iPad app. In his report on the app writer David Pogue outlined a few features that are missing in the iPhone Google Maps app. Among those are the ability to download sections […]

Google Maps for iPhone, First Look

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And right on cue, Apple had approved Google Maps for iPhone, allowing Google’s mapping service to return to the iOS platform as a native app. The app has been optimized for the elongated screen of the iPhone 5, but don’t expect it to look gorgeous on the Retina Display of the iPad as it isn’t […]

Google Maps for iPhone Release Pegged for Tonight

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A new report suggests that the long-awaited official Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad may be released to Apple’s App Store tonight as an alternative to Apple’s native Maps application. Read: iOS 6 Native Google Maps App Inches Closer to Launch. According to AllThingsD, Google Maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch may be […]

iOS 6 Native Google Maps App Inches Closer to Launch

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With the launch of the iPhone 5 and the debut of the underlying iOS 6 operating system, Apple had abandoned its relationship with Google and removed the Google mapping service that powers the native iOS Maps app. Instead, Apple developed its own mapping solution, which has been met with criticism due to some inaccurate routing […]

Google Maps for iPhone & iPad Faces Bumpy Road to Approval

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The official Google Maps application for the iPhone and iPad that Google is rumored to be finishing by the end of the year may not get approval for the App Store from Apple according to a new report. The Guardian claims that sources within Google who know about the company’s plans for the Google Maps […]