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Google Maps - Real-time navigation, traffic, transit, and nearby places for iPhone

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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.20.1
  • Total Downloads:
    7,131
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 14, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    400
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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Google Maps for iOS guides you to your next destination using real-time navigation, no matter what your form of transit, and it recommends points of interest along the way. Recent updates have streamlined the interface and added areas of interest and multistop support.

Pros

Easy to navigate: Open Google Maps and you'll see your current location with surprising accuracy. Click any destination around you, or summon another by entering it manually or speaking into the mic. Click the walking symbol to pull up directions. You can also switch to car, public transportation, bike, or ride service directions. Tap an empty spot on the screen to switch to full-screen view for better visibility. Larger typography makes things like street signs easier to read, and a new color scheme helps you differentiate between natural and constructed features.

Real-time traffic: Google Maps offers a color-coded traffic map: red for gridlock, yellow for slow, and blue for steady. Gray indicates alternate routes. You will also notice slowdown and accident info, courtesy of user-generated data, historical data, incident reports filed on traffic app Waze, and info from local highway authorities. In the interest of efficiency, road outlines have recently been replaced with traffic and transit lines.

Great discovery tool: Tap Explore in the hamburger menu to get drinking and dining recommendations in your vicinity. Google categorizes these under Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Dinner, and Drinks in the top rail. Choose one to get groupings such as best, cheap, and newly opened. Select one that piques your interest for contact info, hours, photos, reviews, and menus. You can also search Google Maps for additional services, including gas stations, ATMs, and parking.

Great filtering options: Along with filtering restaurants by price, reviews, and whether they're open now, you can also narrow down dining searches to include only Zagat-rated restaurants. Just type or speak what you're looking for, tap Filter in the lower-right corner, then press Zagat Rated and Apply. You can also tap Filter to narrow down other business searches to include only those with good ratings.

Areas of interest: Google now draws attention to hip areas with lots to do by shading them in orange. Tap one to explore all that they have to offer.

Multiple stop support: If your trip includes multiple destinations, you can finally add several stops and even rearrange them via drag and drop.

Hands-free: Just tap the mic button and speak your location by name or address, or say "Work" or "Home." This feature is particularly useful for drivers, who need to keep their eyes on the road.

Offline maps: If you're on a road to nowhere, this handy feature lets you create and save maps for later access, even when you're without an Internet connection.

Extensive help: The Help & Feedback section in the main menu helps you get started, search and manage contacts, and use quick gestures. But there's also a Tips & Tricks tab that shows you more, like how to save an offline map and how to zoom in and out in multiple ways.

Shake to send feedback: Shake your phone to report a data problem or to send general feedback.

Cons

Google account required: You must register for a Google account to use Google Maps for iOS. If you'd rather not give Google access to all your info, then you're better off sticking with Apple's native Maps app.

Bottom Line

If you're looking to get from point A to point B to point C with little hassle, there's no better navigation app than Google Maps. Its extensive location info helps you make the most of your experience along the way.

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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Very Disappointing"

January 07, 2013  |  By taiwankima

2013-01-07 06:33:35  |  By taiwankima

 |  Version: Google Maps for iOS 1.0

Pros

It's better than nothing. At least the map has English and Chinese street names.

Cons

In Taiwan, the English version isn't 100% in English. I can't read Chinese so when I want a route, the commands are in English but the street names are all in Chinese. That's not helpful. By the way, the street map has all the streets in English and Chinese. So why can't they put the street names in English for the route also. Instead, it'll say, go three blocks to XXXXXXX street and then turn right on XXXXXXXX street.

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5 stars

"WAY BETTER THAN APPLE MAPS!!"

December 18, 2012  |  By mxstoodio

2012-12-18 16:32:14  |  By mxstoodio

 |  Version: Google Maps for iOS 1.0

Pros

accurate
live traffic condition
very detailed (even shows bus stops)
voice guide, turn by turn
street view
public transport guide

Cons

...
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can't think of any

Summary

truly awesome tool!! more accurate and more detailed than Google maps in the previous iOS... and if u sign in with your google account u get all the location browsing history from your Chrome account... finally!! no more getting lost!! lol

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1 stars

"it is absolute crap"

December 18, 2012  |  By TylerTile

2012-12-18 09:47:07  |  By TylerTile

 |  Version: Google Maps for iOS 1.0

Pros

i can say it in one word
none

Cons

this i can also say in one word
crap

Summary

once you download, you'll delete it, hate it, hittable. Not user friendly

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.20.1
Bug fixes
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 14, 2016
Date Added July 14, 2016
Version 4.20.1
Category
Category Travel
Subcategory GPS Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,131
Downloads Last Week 400
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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