Google Maps iOS Update Improves Navigation, Adds Languages and Features

Google pushed an update of its iOS app today with a bevy of improvements. The interface was tweaked a bit, allowing easier navigation, and new languages were added. Also, the iOS version of Google Maps has a new “Tips and Tricks” help section.

Aside from several minor bug fixes, the update adds some notable features. Arabic and Hebrew language support has been added to the apps growing list of languages.

The update adds a mini map that makes route selection simpler. It shows a simple overview of the route and the traffic conditions to expect. Users can quickly see their options before beginning turn by turn navigation.

Google also integrated a “Tips and Tricks” help section into its iOS Google Maps update. Not only can you get turn by turn directions, you can get step by step directions looking up routes and other functions of the apps. So, it’s making a bid for the seniors too!

Head on over to the App Store to grab the update. For more information, see below:

Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps. Voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation and more. Now available on iPhone and iPad with a simple, easy-to-use design.

Comprehensive, accurate maps in 200 countries and useful information on over 100 million places worldwide.

? Find out what the holdup is with live traffic updates & incident reports
? Try public transit, biking and walking directions and navigation
? Discover the perfect spot for any occasion with local reviews and simple 5-star ratings from trusted friends and experts
? Explore: A new way to browse and discover popular local places to eat, drink, shop, play and sleep
? Tour cities with stunning, 360-degree Street View and see inside restaurants, museums and more
? Sign in to save favorite locations, get tailored recommendations, and access past searches across devices

* Some features not available in all countries

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What’s New in Version 2.3.4
? Faster access to navigation, complete with route and traffic overview
? Tips and Tricks available in the side menu
? Arabic and Hebrew now supported, including voice guidance in navigation, where available
? Bug fixes

[Via: iTunes]

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