Mobile Version of Google Maps Releases New Features

The popularity of Google Maps is well-documented, and as more users are using the software on their phones (remember when you had to print maps before you left your home or office?), Google's recent updates includes a bunch of new mobile features.

"El Goog is rolling out a bunch of improvements to its Maps apps for Android and iOS. Some of them are small improvements, and some of them are friggin' awesome," writes Brent Rose.

"Most significantly, when you're using Maps for turn-by-turn navigation, it will tell you which lane you should stay in (or move to), so you won't be surprised by suddenly having to make a left when you've been cruising in the far-right lane."

But maybe you don’t have a car and/or the idea of navigating the freeway at greater rates of speed sends chills up your spine. There are updates to Google Maps on iOS and Android for you too.

"If you're planning on taking public transportation you can add options like 'Depart at' to chose the time and date you want to leave. And for those of us who stay out late, there's even a 'last train home' feature. Or, if you're planning on searching for alternative ways home, Maps will now integrate data from Uber. You'll be able to compare the ride with transit and walking directions, and if you choose the Uber option, it will jump you right over to the Uber app (assuming you have it installed and it's available in your area)."

Full Story: Google Maps Now Tells You What Lane to Get Into and More Goodies

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