Google Maps app for iPhone
Finally saving you from going wrong way while using Apple Maps, Google has launched its native Google Map app for iPhone users. It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier. Visit the Apple App Store to download the new Google Maps app.
It’s vector-based map that loads quickly and provides smooth tilting and rotating of 2D and 3D views. An expandable info sheet at the bottom shows the address, opening hours, ratings and reviews, images, directions and other information. An expandable info sheet at the bottom shows the address, opening hours, ratings and reviews, images, directions and other information. It also includes voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic details and public transit information. Google has also released Google Maps SDK for iOS to help developers to integrate Google Maps on their Applications.
Source – Google official blog
Google Maps rolling out Live Traffic updates to 6 more Indian Cities
Google has also rolled out live traffic data for another six Indian cities and their surrounding suburb which includes Panaji, Vadodara, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Google’s traffic data is shown in a simple and readable color scheme — red for significant congestion, yellow for minor slow-downs, and green for free-flowing traffic. Users can view live traffic information of this cities by enabling the traffic layer on Google Maps on desktop browser (maps.google.co.in) or in the Google Maps app on smartphone, or simply by visiting google.co.in and entering a search query’s like ‘traffic in jaipur’. Google Maps even allows users to check “typical” traffic conditions for a particular day and time, based on Google’s wealth of historical data.
Source – Google Map +
Facebook brings Faster Android App
No more waiting for the slow new feed on your Facebook app to get updated. Facebook app on Android just got twice as fast when looking at photos and opening Timeline and noticeably quicker to launch. The new app is build on native Android ecosystem other than earlier HTML5 structure. Facebook has completely rebuilt news feed, notifications and Timeline for speed. With this update Facebook has brought in some extra features like tapping on any photo to open it right away, and scroll through photo albums without leaving news feed. Update your Facebook for Android 2.0 from Google Play store.
Source – Facebook Newsroom