Google today has released a nice update to Google Maps for iOS users. The update, which bumps the app to version 4.23.0 includes enhancements to reviews and location descriptions, as well as iOS 10 optimizations and widget support.
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First off, the update adds the ability to upload photos alongside any reviews you write for Maps. This will be very beneficial when it comes to researching for a place, as you should now see images associated Maps locations more often.
Additionally, today’s update also adds more detailed descriptions of places. Google has always worked to provide detailed information about places, but with this update, you can see more detailed information about a location’s features, its atmosphere, and its amenities.
Most notably for iOS 10 users, however, is a set of redesigned widgets for “Nearby Transit” and “Travel Times.” The former shows the nearest transit options that are available, while the latter shows the estimated drive time to your home and work locations. With iOS 10, Apple revamped how widgets are handled and displayed and Google Maps now takes advantage of those changes.
The full changelog is below:
- Upload photos along with your reviews of places
- See descriptions of places including features, atmosphere, and amenities
- iOS 10 support, including redesigned widgets for “Nearby Transit” and “Travel Times”
- Bug fixes
The latest version of Google Maps for iOS is available on the App Store for free.