Google Maps for iOS Rolling Out New Look With OpenTable and Uber Integration

Google today announced a significant update to its Google Maps apps for iOS and Android, with the most immediately visible change being a new, bolder look for the apps.
Bold colors and textures are in—and Google Maps is on trend, with a slick new style to make traveling with Maps even easier. Over the next few days, when you open up Google Maps on your Android or iPhone, you’ll be greeted by bright colors and a fresh new design. This new look is all about creating surfaces and shadows that echo the real world; with Google Maps’ new material feel, layers and buttons come to life so you know just where to touch to get directions, recommendations and imagery.
Beyond the new look, Google Maps will also be adding OpenTable support in the United States, allowing users to make reservations at participating restaurants right from the app.

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Google Maps' new look with Uber (left) and OpenTable (right) integration

Expanded support for car service Uber is also included for those who have the Uber app installed on their phones. Building on an existing feature that offers ride-time estimates and one-tap access to the Uber app from Google Maps directions, Uber users will soon be able to see estimated pickup times and fares for routes plotted in Google Maps.

The Google Maps [Direct Link] update is not yet live, but the company says it will be rolling out in the next few days.

Update November 6 8:24 AM: The update is now live on the App Store.

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68 months ago

It's "pretty ironic" how the latest and greatest Iphone(s) king-size were introduced ... after... soo ... longtime after Google.

For that, i m really thankful to have an Android since the beginning :cool:


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68 months ago
It's pretty ironic how the latest and greatest features on Google Maps for iOS were only developed when Apple created their own maps application. For that, if nothing, I'm very thankful for Apple Maps.
Rating: 14 Votes
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68 months ago

Hopefully never.

:rolleyes: Yes, it is horrible to give the user the option to choose what app they prefer for a particular task. Horrible, I tell ya...
Rating: 12 Votes
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68 months ago
Even iOS users get Android Lolilpop it seems
Rating: 12 Votes
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68 months ago
Love google maps

When will apple ever let us default maps to google maps?
Rating: 10 Votes
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68 months ago
Have to hand it to Google...

They are certainly taking design seriously with Lollipop, and have built an entirely new design formula going forward- "Material Design." Even as a long time Apple user, it looks really good. Apple should be paying attention.
Rating: 9 Votes
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68 months ago

That wasn't Google's fault. Apple owned the UI of the original Maps app. Google was just a partner for the data. Apple did Google a favor by ditching them and letting Google create their own apps without Apple intervention/limitations.


Apparently you didn't hear the reports of Apple wanting turn by turn and all the other features Google Maps was offering on Android, but Google refused access unless Apple allowed Google to snoop on even more customer data and prominently put a Google branding inside the application.

Google withheld features from Apple. So Apple was forced to make their own. Then Google released their own app, giving iOS users the Google Maps features Apple wanted for their customers, while Google didnt get access to the customer data they wanted. I'm sure they're still collecting horrendous amounts of data, but not the specific data they wanted directly from Apple.
Rating: 7 Votes
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68 months ago
Lollipop is exactly why Jony Ive shouldn't be in charge of software UI. iOS 7 and 8 are a complete mess when it comes to UI.
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68 months ago

It's "pretty ironic" how the latest and greatest Iphone(s) king-size were introduced ... after... soo ... longtime after Google.

For that, i m really thankful to have an Android since the beginning :cool:


then i guess your double-plus thankful that apple developed the iPhone & iOS in order to give Google & Android something to copy from...cuz heres what it looked like pre-iPhone:



http://9to5google.com/2012/05/05/2007s-pre-m3-version-of-android-the-google-sooner/

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68 months ago
Apple maps is so far behind Google maps it'll take a while to catch up. It's good to have options!
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