Update: The new Google Maps app is now available on the App Store.

Google announced an update for its Google Maps for iOS app today that adds a fresh new Material Design layout focusing on bright colors and real world surfaces and shadows. The software’s refreshed interface is set to roll out over the next few days, with new features like dinner reservations from OpenTable (US only) and enhanced information cards with photos and reviews of popular attractions near your location.

In addition to driving, walking and public transit directions, Google Maps now has support for Uber pickup times and fares. However, this new feature will only be accessible if you already have an Uber app installed on your device and the company’s transportation service is available in your location.

Lastly, if you’re feeling adventurous, Google’s Explore option is anchored at the bottom of your map for fast access nearby local hot spots. So don’t be afraid to venture out when in new surroundings.

Google Maps for iOS is available for free on the App Store.


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