iOS users of Google Map’s app are lucky today, since they are receiving a brand new update for their platform. This version will be Google Maps 2.23.0 and it seems it will bring quite a few new features that can be very interesting. But what is it, exactly? In general terms, it seems this update brings several changes to the way the description for locations and review work, so they are better now. It also brings optimization for the new iOS 10 system, as well as widget support, which the previous version was lacking. If we go into more detail, we will learn how Google plans to enhance reviews in Google Maps.
Now users will have the chance to upload their own photos with any review they decide to write in Maps. Why is this useful? Because it brings benefits to anyone who is looking for a specific place in Google Maps. If you upload photos, you will be able to see them in association with certain places, reminding you of where it was. This also helps other users, of course. It’s an interesting way to collaboration to create a better service.
Google Maps has new widgets for iOS 10 users
But there’s more. Google Maps now also has better descriptions of places, with many more details. This is something they have always worked on, but with this new update it seems that we will also be able to read about the atmosphere or amenities of a certain place. However, there’s one new addition that only iOS 10 users will benefit from.
These are the new redesigned widgets for Nearby Transit as well as Travel Times. As their names suggest, Nearby Transit lets us know about the traffic of a certain area. Travel Times will make an estimated account of how long our trip will be. Thanks to iOS 10, these widgets will work better and Google Maps will benefit from it.