TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,673 Reviews & Articles | 36,061 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Google releases updated Google Maps for iPhone app, promises faster local search, other improvements

Google updates its Google Maps for iPhone app to feature faster local search, integration with Googl

| Apps News | Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:02 pm

Google has released an update to its Google Maps for iPhone app. The new update brings with it several improvements, with the most important one probably being the improved local search. The new version of the app is promising faster local search through new search icons and integration with Google Contacts.

 

TweakTown image news/2/8/28907_1_google_releases_updated_google_maps_for_iphone_app_promises_faster_local_search_other_improvements.jpg

 

For faster local search, you can tap one of the new icons for restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other types of places to quickly see nearby haunts. So if you're in a rush and need a quick coffee, just tap the search box, then the coffee cup icon, to see the cafes closest to you.

 

Other minor improvements include the addition of an English language version for Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. As part of this globalization, the app now allows you to select between miles and kilometers in the settings menu. This way you can use the units most familiar to you.

 

Finally, as part of the better local search, if you search for a contact's name, the search will suggest your friend's address. It can do this thanks to its integration with Google Contacts. You can download the latest version of the app from the iOS App Store.

NEWS SOURCE
Google-latlong.blogspot.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Apps news at our Apps news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below