Google Maps for iOS Updated to Display Search Results, Gmail Appointments On Map

Friday July 11, 2014 10:32 AM PDT by Juli Clover
googlemapsGoogle today updated its Google Maps app to version 3.2.0, adding several new functions to improve the utility of the app. Search results now appear with descriptions on the map to make choosing an option easier, and search results can be viewed on the map or on a list.

The locations of reservations and appointments drawn in from Gmail are also displayed directly on the map. While Google mentions Explore in the release notes to draw users to try the feature, the local point of interest feature is not new.
What's new

- Search results appear with descriptions right on the map, to help you make choices quickly

- View search results on the map or in a list and easily switch between them
- See your reservations and appointments from Gmail labeled on the map
-Try the new Explore, a local guide that shows you different places and activities depending on the location and time of day
Google Maps can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 19 weeks ago
Apple Maps vs. Google Maps is kind of like the Android vs. iPhone choice for me. Let me explain...

I had an Android phone for about 15 months a few years ago -- a Droid X. I liked the customizability of Android; but when it came down to actually doing things that were useful on the phone, it seemed like the phone was constantly getting in the way -- it would reboot in the middle of phone calls, freeze and require a battery pull once every few weeks or so, etc. So while the customization of Android was nice, in the end, I came back to the iPhone because the Android phone wasn't consistently performing well at basic tasks.

I dislike Apple Maps for much the same reason. Having the map and directions on the lockscreen is fantastic and Flyover is neat, I guess; but when it comes down to actually using the app for basic things (looking up a business), the app gets in the way because the POI database sucks. So, I continue to use Google Maps for much the same reason I left Android and came back to the iPhone -- when it comes down to what I need the app to do reliably (get me from A to B), Google Maps has an excellent track record with me and Apple Maps does not.
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

Let me get this straight: after searching for something, you get to actually see what you searched for, and its on a Map?!?

Goooooooo Google! Keep innovating! xD


I just opened Google maps on my iPhone and typed coffee. It returned 5 results which I know are all valid.

Doing the same with apple maps I got: 0

Innovation is not owned by Apple.. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

Let me get this straight: after searching for something, you get to actually see what you searched for, and its on a Map?!?

Goooooooo Google! Keep innovating! xD

With descriptions. It's an improvement/enhancement, no one brought up "innovation".
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago
I just wished Google maps had Apple UI. I hate the UI of Google maps when compared to Apple maps. When I need to get directions, I have to decide between a nice UI or getting to the destination. Tricky ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago
Let me get this straight: after searching for something, you get to actually see what you searched for, and its on a Map?!?

Goooooooo Google! Keep innovating! xD
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

You know, if Apple would just open up their map data for community editing, their Maps issues would be over. Or use OpenStreetMap. Or make something called MapKit, and let the community refine it, as they have done so with WebKit.

In fact, I wouldn't mind if they did the same thing for Siri, which hasn't appeared to improve since it's release.

I like Apple for their Apps, but not so much for their Data. I like google for their data.

Google's data is what it is because they were privy to exclusive access to iPhone and iPad data from maps long before android was popular. Apple has been successful in this industry for twice as long as Google has has existed and that is leaving out the decade they tried to do what Google is doing now, including licensing their OS for clones. Going back to going their own way and focusing on their plan has made them the worlds more valuable company by a wide margin. Everyone down talks Apple's stock price but Google has never been within $100 B of Apple's market cap. It's currently flirting with $200 B difference. They would have to beat Exxon first and they are 45 B short there too.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

Do you like google for their spying?


Apple is using the same user data from Apple Maps that Google does. Google isn't the only one using your location data.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

... I like google for their data.


Do you like google for their spying?
And their spamtacular pay-for-placement search results?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

That's great, but I quit Gmail after two incidents where they leaked my email contacts AND Google search history to email spammers. I searched for car LEDs and a 24-hour watch, and that's exactly what I got emails about later.

Also that thing where it randomly prevents email clients from authenticating into IMAP and SMTP sometimes.

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And trying to make me download the Yelp app just to check reviews. Bleh.

How would they leak information like that and to random renegade spammers? How would that even work?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 19 weeks ago

You're blaming Google but there are plenty of other ways outside of Google that your information could have leaked.


No, I covered all of them. There's no way for someone to associate my email address with my Google searches unless I either entered it on a site (I didn't), or the same cookie was loaded on a site that has my leaks my email address and on a site that has what I was searching for, probably through an ad. Third-party cookies are disabled, which covers that possibility by itself; plus I have AdBlock, and I only used that email address to sign up for a select few legitimate sites. This was the first spam I have ever received on it.
Rating: 1 Votes

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