Google has launched new redesigned Maps app for Android users. The updated Maps app provides easier access to some useful features within the app. Three new tabs Places, Driving, and Transit are now available with a single tap. This new feature also provides the real time information to find the restaurants nearby, to catch the next available bus, or to escape the traffic.
Users can find places to eat or drink with the lists like ‘cheap eats,’ ‘business dining’ or ‘best dinners’ in the Places tab. Google Maps for Android can also search the pharmacies, ATMs, or gas stations around their current location or the location they choose. The ‘Driving’ and ‘Transit’ tabs concerned the app users directly for their commute needs.
Save your work and home address, you will get real-time estimated time of arrivals from the workplace to home. Furthermore, you also get traffic updates and expected delays on the selected route.
“If you don’t need turn-by-turn directions but want real-time traffic info as you take your usual route, you can tap on “start driving” to go directly into driving mode,” Google added the update to Maps for Android.
If you opt for public transport, Transit tab in Google Maps for Android recommends you buses or trains. Also, it does provide you the ETA to your home from work.
You can also check out schedules by swiping down if you are headed to some other location. The options were a bit scattered if you consider the earlier version of Google Maps. The welcome design makes the change that in interface look clean and easy-to-use. Google started rolling out the update already, but there is no clear info whether it’s a server-side change or a new version of the app. As of now, there is no info regarding Google updated Maps App for iOS.