Google completes iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets rollout with Maps and Search
Google Maps Stories October 13
Google Maps Stories September 12
Google previews iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets for Gmail, Maps, and more
Google Maps Stories July 27
Google Maps updates location sharing with arrival and departure notifications
Google is rolling out a handful of new Maps features for the summer, but the highlight is a significant update to location sharing that lets you receive arrival and departure notifications.
Google Maps Stories May 24
Google Maps Street View gets historical browsing on Android & iOS, Studio tool, compact camera
To mark the 15th anniversary of Street View, Google Maps is rolling out a slew of features including the ability to view historical data on Android and iOS, as well as a new camera system.
Google Maps Stories April 5
Google Maps rolling out toll pricing, more detailed navigation, and new iOS integrations
Google Maps is rolling out a trio of big updates over the coming weeks that add toll estimates and improve the navigation experience with a new map, while the iOS app is getting a series of additional integrations.
Google Maps Stories November 2, 2018
Google Maps Stories October 4, 2018
How to add Apple Music, Spotify, to Google Maps on iPhone
Google Maps revealed a handy new Commute tab earlier this month, and alongside it, the app also debuted native music controls for a handful of popular services. Here’s how to add Apple Music to Google Maps along with Spotify.
Google Maps Stories September 18, 2018
How to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps on CarPlay
Google Maps Stories August 3, 2018
Minor Google Maps update should stop friends & family panicking when tracking your location
If you’re in the habit of sharing your location with family or friends through Google Maps, a minor update to both iOS and Android maps should stop them panicking if you suddenly stop broadcasting …
Google Maps Stories July 30, 2018
Google Maps Stories July 10, 2018
A new report out today on navigation app trends sheds some light on how far Google Maps could be ahead of Apple Maps and other services. Included are the top reasons why almost 70% of users are sticking with Google Maps.
Google Maps Stories May 20, 2018
Has there ever been an app that has caused so much of an uproar in the Apple community as Apple Maps? It was released in the fall of 2012 with iOS 6, and it was not received well to say the least. It was so poorly received that Tim Cook even wrote a letter apologizing for the poor launch of Apple Maps which contributed o the firing of Scott Forstall:
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
Now that we are almost six years into Apple Maps, I am of the opinion that Apple was right, certainly in a post Facebook privacy scandal world, to replace Google Maps with their in-house mapping product. In fact, Google Maps isn’t on my iPhone, and here are five reasons I prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps.
Google Maps Stories March 20, 2018
Google Maps Stories March 15, 2018
Google Maps adds ‘wheelchair accessible’ routes’ for improved mobility [Video]
Few will argue if you tell them Google Maps is the best navigation service, and it’s continually getting better all the time. Today, Google is bringing a new feature to Maps to improve its functionality for wheelchair users.
Google Maps Stories March 9, 2018
Google teases March 10th ‘Mario Day’ event on Maps as it starts popping up for some users
Google Maps often ties in with pop culture for special events or easter eggs, and apparently, there’s another one on the way.
Google Maps Stories February 15, 2018
Google Maps iOS update adds new bottom bar with real-time transit and driving info
A new version of Google Maps for iOS is available and it brings a refreshed bottom bar with some handy functionality.
Google Maps Stories November 30, 2017
Google Maps Stories October 17, 2017
There can’t be many occasions on which a huge tech company has added a new feature to an app – then removed it just 24 hours later after user kickback.
But that’s exactly what’s just happened with an update to the iPhone version of Google Maps. And of all the unlikely things that feature could be, it’s a cupcake …
Google Maps Stories July 25, 2017
As past events throughout time have proven, the world can sometimes be a dark and dangerous place. Having access to the right information during a crisis can prove to be lifesaving depending on the situation at hand, and the release of SOS Alerts on the Google Search and Maps on iOS aims to make dealing with these future events easier and much more manageable. expand full story
Google Maps Stories May 18, 2017
Google Maps joins Apple Maps in 3D coverage of Apple Park, but very out of date images
Google Maps Stories April 25, 2017
Google Maps for iOS gains useful parking reminder feature
Google Maps is adding a small, but very useful feature that lets users save where they parked. Available on both iOS and Android, the feature can also provide reminders for when your parking meter is about to expire.
Google Maps Stories April 18, 2017
Google Maps Stories April 17, 2017
Google today is rolling out an update to its Google Maps app on iOS that further integrates the app throughout the operating system. The update brings the app to version 4.30.0 and includes a pair of notable changes to the user interface as Google works to better compete with the integration offered throughout iOS by Apple Maps.