Google Maps Get New Interface, Clubbed With Features - MobileAppDaily
technology

Google Maps Get New Interface, Clubbed With Features

The update is available for the Android device.

Google Maps Get New Interface, Clubbed With Features

Google I/O 2018 was an absolute event for the developer community and other tech enthusiasts. The event showcased many of the future undertakings by Google, and one of such program included Google Maps redesign with 'Explore' and 'For You' tabs.

The “Explore” tab is fixed at the bottom of the app, just before the 'Driving' and 'Transport' options. On tapping it, a number of categories for the suggested place will pop-up. Going further, the app will suggest options like 'Food & Drink,’ 'Things to do,’ 'Shopping,' and 'Services'  among other sub-categories.

Whereas, the 'For You' tabs feature will keep you updated about all the happenings in the nearby places or places which you visit frequently.

Google has also added a whole lot of new user interface changes that include new buttons and colorful icons. The app is set in a white background. Overall if you see, the new interface is a bit cleaner, and there are some new options if you are looking to explore events and places in your area.

These features have recently made their way into the apps of many of the users. The Material Design makeover was initially accessible to only a few lucky Android devices, but now, Google is gradually rolling out the new features to all the users.

As per Android Police, the redesigned app will be available to users who have Maps 9.80.2.

Google Maps new design

If you are still missing the update, you may get it soon, else, try to update the Google Maps app.

As of now, the update is made available only for Android devices. But Google will soon extend the new app design to iOS devices. If we look back, Google takes some time to roll out updates for the iOS devices. So if you own an iOS device, don’t get unnerved, you will get it soon.

According to me, the map apps always have a catch; they keep a constant track on you and Google Map is no different. The app keeps a tab on the user’s location history. This clearly states the risk of getting exposed. However, there is an option to turn off your location history.
 

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

Top Companies

InMobi
Singapore
Dot Com Infoway
New York, USA
M&C Saatchi Mobile
New York City, USA
Techmagnate
New Delhi, India
Fetch
London, UK
View full report

Latest Articles

Join our global community 135K Followers
technology

Google Makes it Easier to Plan and Organize Your Trips

4 min read  

In a new announcement, Google has significantly updated its travel planning tools on the web. The tech giant first came up with a Google travel planning tool for mobile last year, and now, the company is planning to capture the web market as well.The new move from Google brings all Google travel

technology

Google's Move Beyond Allo To Turn Android Message into iMessage

4 min read  

When it comes to comparing the functionality of two globally acclaimed operating systems, none of the giants including iOS and Android can be said the best. Both these operating systems have their own features and functionalities to offer both the OS a unique user base. However, Apple’s iMessa

technology

GIMP Photo Editor: Fine-Tune Your Images Like Never Before

2 min read  

The craze that started with Adobe Photoshop has now reached to GIMP- GNU Image Manipulation Program. The image editor is more impressive than its counterparts in the similar series. Before I start previewing GIMP, the popular open-source photo editor features, here are the pros and the cons of this

technology

Apple May Launch Its First Dual Sim iPhone At WWDC 2018

4 min read  

Apple may be going to break a long time iPhone tradition in 2018 by launching a dual SIM variant. The well known KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, who is popular for making the right predictions over Apple Products is back with another report. According to Kuo, the tech giant has finally decided