Google Revamps Mobile Webapp For Maps

Today, Google has completely revamped its mobile Maps site, in an effort to keep a more consistent Google Maps experience across the desktop and smartphones. They've added tons of features from the desktop web app, making it easier to access your starred maps and places on your mobile device.While Android's Maps app is already pretty great, the Maps app on iOS isn't updated that often, and doesn't have a lot of the same features as Google Maps on the desktop. If you're a heavy Google Maps user on the desktop, you'll love the new web app, which keeps up with the desktop's features for a more seamless experience. You can sign into your account and access your starred locations, saved maps, get directions and monitor traffic, and view more detailed Place pages. Since it's a web app, it will always have the latest and greatest Google Maps features, without you ever having to update, and without relying on Apple to add them. The mobile web app is remarkably smooth, too — you almost don't realise you're using a web app instead of a native app. If you use Maps for more than just simple address finding, it's a must-have — it'll replace the default Maps application easily.

To use it, just head to maps.google.com on your iOS or Android device, and allow it to use your location. Hit the link to read more about the new web app, or just head over to Google Maps on your smartphone to check it out.

Google Maps on Your Mobile Browser [Google Lat Long Blog]


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