Google release Google Maps 2.0 for iOS


Following on from last weeks update to Google Maps for Android, Google have now delivered an update to their iOS Maps app, bringing a number of new features to the service.

The new update brings official support for the iPad, allowing maps to be seen in full screen mode. The app also brings a number of enhanced navigation features to help users find their way around.

An updated traffic info service will let you see live incident reports on road closures, roadworks and traffic accidents, enabling you to make last minute changes to your route to avoid the worst of the trouble ahead.

Public transport support offers schedule information for over one million stops worldwide, and for those who prefer to go by bike, Google Maps offers turn by turn voice navigation and directions for more than 330,000 miles of cycle trails, bike paths and bike lanes.

The Explore feature added to the Android version last week has been ported in to the iOS version, providing a quick and easy way to find local amenities nearest to your current location.

User reviews from Zagat are also included, giving you access to opinions from other users as well as an option to add your own point of view to a place you have recently visited. Google have also integrated Google Offers into the Maps, so you can get deals from leading brands via the Maps app.

Commenting on the updated Google Maps 2.0 for iOS, Director of Google Maps, Daniel Graf, said: “When you are stuck in traffic and wondering what the hold-up is, use Google Maps on your iPhone to get live incident reports on road closures, construction, accidents and more. And, as always, you have got voice guided turn by turn navigation, and live traffic conditions right on the map. For you bike enthusiasts out there, get turn by turn directions and voice guided navigation for more than 330,000 miles of trails, paths and bike lanes around the world.”

The updated version of Google Maps is available to download now from the Apple App Store, and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

Source: Google Maps Blog