Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
General News Google Maps v9.16 for Android Shows You Quick Stops on Your Route
#1
Advertisement

Google has started rolling an update to its Google Maps application with some much-awaited features. The update app for Android that has been bumped up to version 9.16 focuses on the navigation service, reports a publication that got its hands on the app early. Apart from searching for new destinations or quick stops along the route, users can also side-track during a trip to gas stations, restaurants, cafes, and shopping marts.

When in a navigation mode, you would now be able to search and choose particular destinations that fall near the main route. Four options namely gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, and coffee shops can be seen by tapping at the three-dot overflow button placed at the bottom right corner of the screen, and further tapping on "search along route". The feature can also be triggered by tapping at the search button on the top right of the Google Maps app.


It is worth mentioning that the search button at the top right replaces the microphone icon (for voice actions) seen in the previous versions of Google Maps. However, on tapping the search button one can see the "search for more places" option alongside the four other options 
mentioned above.

The "search for more places" button fires up the regular search screen. On typing in it, the results are shown in an overview map alongside the names and how much time it would add to your original route. Furthermore, on choosing the gas stations option, you would also be able to view the current prices in the callout boxes. However, the price details are not available for all the stations, notes Android Police.

Panning and pinch-to-zoom gestures are included to view more or less options along the main route. When a quick stop is selected, you would only see the option to remove it on tapping the overflow button. The search button at the top right would give option either to remove it or search for a new one.


The quick stops would also appear in the written directions inside Google Maps v9.16 as a destination. However, only one stop can be chosen for now. The OTA update for the latest version might take time to reach all the regions. It is not yet listed on Google Play. For those who don't want to wait, they can manually download the Google-signed apk file and install it.


Unfortunately, some server side settings also appear to be involved, with region-specific limitations, as Gadgets 360 was unable to see the new features on the updated app.


http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/google...ute-755030

___________________________________________
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: WhatsApp beta for Android: Here is how you can send private reply to a group member nairrk 0 281 11-03-2018, 12:04 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp is rolling out Stickers support for Android, iOS and web nairrk 0 241 10-25-2018, 10:49 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Chrome 70 is rolling out for Windows, Mac, and Linux.. nairrk 0 241 10-18-2018, 06:39 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: WhatsApp Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode available to all Android beta users today nairrk 0 241 10-03-2018, 03:19 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google's Gboard gets custom 'Mini' selfie emoji sticker option on Android and iOS nairrk 0 238 08-29-2018, 07:28 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  Breaking News: Xiaomi is looking for beta testers for Mi A2 in India, possibly for Android 9 Pie Rajnarayan 0 237 08-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Last Post: Rajnarayan
  General News: Google Chrome will soon help you browse the web faster, here’s how nairrk 0 210 08-17-2018, 05:48 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google is tracking you regardless of your choice: Report nairrk 2 252 08-17-2018, 12:11 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Search update brings more relevant information in one search nairrk 0 210 08-17-2018, 12:08 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Google Android P launched, P stands for Pie nairrk 0 218 08-07-2018, 01:03 PM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement