The Google Maps update brought support for iOS 10 and a new design for widgets “Next stop” and “travel Time”

Google has released a new version of Google Maps app for iOS, which adds native support for iOS 10 and updated widgets “Next stop” and “travel Time”. In addition, the app now has a function to upload photos along with comments about places.

Two widgets Google Maps “Next stop” and “travel Time” allow respectively to view the departure times of public transport and to learn about traffic congestion on your way home or to work. Using the widget “travel Time” to find the time to work and home from its current location. To set up the feature you must go to Settings –> Home or work address and specify the address. With the release of the new version, Google has updated the design of the widgets which are now fully fit the updated interface of lock screen iOS 10.

Another change concerns the option of uploading photographs to sites on the map. Using Google Maps at any time to add your images to the card and delete them. Also added the ability to view information about places (for example, the description of the characteristics and atmosphere).

Note that with the release of the previous updates for some of the establishments on Google Maps began to display not only time, but also the schedule of workload by days of the week and hours. For example, you can see that the restaurant is open until 23:00, but the number of people visiting it falls sharply in the last hour. The data is taken from Google Maps.

According to the developers, the feature will help avoid standing in line, and tell you what time, for example, it is better to book a table. Users will be easier to plan your visits to a particular place.

Features Google Maps 4.23 for iPhone and iPad:

  • It has the function to download the photos together with reviews about the places.
  • Created the ability to view information about places (for example, the description of the characteristics and atmosphere).
  • Added support for iOS 10, including redesigned widgets “Next stop” and “travel Time”.
  • Errors fixed.

Download Google Maps 4.18 for iPhone and iPad is available for free at this link.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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