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Google Maps for iOS gets a welcome update

Mel Martin
January 15, 2015
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Google has issued an update to its popular and free Google Maps app for iOS. The update to version 4.2.0 offers filtered restaurant searches that let you specify cuisine type, price and rating, and it gives you weather information from around the world.

Another new feature is the ability to drop a pin at your starting and ending points for directions, and you can now add transit directions to your calendar. There are also unspecified 'bug fixes'.



Google Maps is still used by a great many iOS users, especially after the sloppy introduction of Apple Maps back in 2012 that even forced Apple CEO Tim Cook to send a letter of apology to iOS customers. Apple Maps has moved forward over the last few years, but it's not likely to top Google in accuracy or depth of information.

Google Maps on Android has still more features, including a newly released direction sharing feature which is hopefully headed to iOS soon.

Google Maps is a universal app, and it's been optimized for the newest iPhones. It's not a resource hog, and only requires iOS 6 or later.











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