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Entries in Google Maps (53)

Friday
Jan182019

Speed trap warnings come to some Google Maps users in the US

Google continues to bring in some of Waze’s features to Google Maps. The latest one is speed trap warnings. It started showing up for some users in November and December. But now there seems to be more sightings of the feature within the app and the reports are made by other drives within the area. What this feature does is give warnings to drivers about areas where they might get a speeding ticket. It’s not a feature that’s particularly popular with law enforcement, as expected.

The warnings show up as orange markers along the driver’s route. If you tap on one of them, you’ll get information such as whether it’s a speed camera as well as when the alert was last updated. There’s also a new speed limit icon being displayed at the bottom left corner of the navigation screen, and an audio notification will also sound off when they’re near speed cameras. According to BGR, it isn’t clear when the feature will come to all Google Maps users, but for now it’s available in specific locations in the US. If you want to use the feature now though, you can still turn to Waze.

Source: Slash Gear

Wednesday
Dec122018

Google Maps on iOS gets For You recommendations tab

We’re well into the holiday season and thinking up places to visit when family and friends are in town might be harder than you think. At least iOS users and some more Android users are getting some help from Google Maps. The company just brought its For You recommendations tab to iOS users in over 40 countries and it’s expanded to 130 new countries for Android users. For those who aren’t familiar with the feature, it provides a personalized feed of places you might want to try in your area (or wherever you are where the feature is live) as well as updates on those stores and other places you’ve visited. You can follow places to keep tabs on them, like if they get a new menu item or there’s a new store opening. It can even help you plan trips. The feature has begun to rollout to users.

Source: Google

Tuesday
Nov272018

Google Maps’ business reviews now support hashtags

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Google Maps might make discovery of new places or businesses to visit that much easier. The Android version of the app now lets users who leave reviews on establishments add hashtags to their writeups. Google suggests these hashtags be added at the end of their posts and they can add up to five hashtags. These hashtags will help those who tap on them find other establishments using the same tag. But they request reviewers to be specific about the hashtags they use like #vegetarian #goodforselfies, instead of using the more generic #food. It rolled out first to Android devices last week, but there is no word yet when it’s coming to iOS or the web versions of the app. 

Source: Engadget 

Thursday
Nov082018

Google Maps is testing out crash, speed trap reporting

It seemed inevitable, or rather expected, that Google would be making use of some of Waze’s features. And that day seems to have arrived—at least for some users. Reports surfaced online that Google Maps is letting some Android users report crashes and speed traps while they navigate, similar to what you can do on navigation app Waze. For those who are part of the test, they see a new “+” report sign at the bottom left of the display. It does only show up though when you navigate with the app. And whether it’s going to be a feature we’ll see in the future is still up in the air. Google hasn’t made a comment on the report just yet.

Source: CNET