iOS: Yesterday Google updated Google Maps for the iPhone and iPad, bringing many of the features from its Android update last week to iOS devices. Most notably, the iPad has a whole new maps experience that’s suited to a larger screen, and all iOS users will benefit from improved driving directions, traffic predictions and transit options.
The latest version is available now in the iTunes App Store (hit the link below to grab it). The star of the show is the new iPad version, which finally brings a dedicated, tablet design and layout to maps, perfect for browsing if you’re looking for something specific, searching for destinations you want to visit, or if you need driving directions and prefer to use a large screen to plan your journey. The iPad version also now includes Street View, a welcome addition.
Google also updated Navigation in both iPhone and iPad versions to include traffic re-routing options (though access to this varies depending on where you are). If you prefer public transit instead, the new Maps also includes transit information for trains and buses around the globe, and if you prefer cycling to your destination, the app sports biking directions as well.