Google has updated its Google Maps for iOS app with quicker access to navigation, including route and traffic overviews when choosing from multiple possible routes for a particular destination.
This image shows the difference between the old route selection screen (left), and the new screen with the improved route options map.
What's New in Version 2.3.4
- Faster access to navigation, complete with route and traffic overview
- Tips and Tricks available in the side menu
- Arabic and Hebrew now supported, including voice guidance in navigation, where available
- Bug fixes
The update also adds support Arabic and Hebrew, including for voice guided navigation, as well as unnamed bug fixes.
Google Maps for iPhone and iPad is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]
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Google Maps Update Improves Navigation, Adds Arabic and Hebrew Support, Fails to Add iOS 7 Support
I've been using Apple maps for in car navigation a lot recently. Quite impressed with it and the other day it found a street which apparently didn't exist on my Tom Tom.
Well, the funny thing is that where I live Google hasn't updated their satellite images for over 5 years. Whereas Apples images are only 1 1/2 years old. The place where I live has completely changed and this entire neighborhood didn't even exist 6 years ago. Not to mention the fact that they've started to build the biggest mall in Scandinavia and Sweden's new national arena which had its opening ceremony on August 2012. None of that is visible on Google Maps.
It does however exist on Apple Maps.
- Still no access to contacts
- Still no iOS7 support
- Voice directions still getting cut off
apple maps is my regular go-to nav app, and i rarely have a problem with it. ive had problems with all of them at one point or another.
false -- there have been articles comparing launch locations to updated versions. youre simply wrong because youre looking at the copyright date, which is meaningless.
now if only i could use an address stored in my address book. wouldnt that be magical?
ah yeah. because some dude on the web hasnt never met an apple employee working on maps, they dont exist. riiiight. have you ever meet anyone in NASA? what about the president of Zimbabwe -- do they not exist either?