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India helps us improve Google Maps: Top executive
Fri, Feb 07, 2020
There are at least eight India-first features that Google Maps boasts about. While the "two-wheeler mode" introduced first in the country shows trip routes that use "shortcuts" not accessible to cars and trucks, the "Stay Safer" feature alerts and notifies users travelling using public transport when their vehicle goes off-route and also enables them to share the live status of their trips with friends and family
Man caused virtual traffic jam on Google Maps with with 99 phones
Tue, Feb 04, 2020
German artist Simon Weckert has posted a video on YouTube, showing how he "hacked" Google Maps with 99 smartphones and a wagon to create "virtual traffic jams" on the streets of Berlin
Google Maps adds plug type filter for EV charging stations
Mon, Dec 16, 2019
Google Maps has received a new filter to classify the Electronic Vehicles (EV) charging stations based on plug type.
Incognito Mode for Google Maps arrives on Android
Fri, Nov 01, 2019
"When you turn on Incognito mode, your activity in Maps-like the places you search or get directions to won`t be saved to your Google Account," Olivia T, Google Maps Community manager said in a statement recently.
Gandhi Jayanti good news: A Swachh Bharat milestone achieved! Google Maps show 57K public toilets in India
Wed, Oct 02, 2019
Adding public toilets to Google Maps was initially launched as a pilot in New Delhi, Bhopal, and Indore in 2016, in collaboration with the Swachh Bharat Mission and Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Google Maps introduces 3 new features for Indian users to have better dining experience
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Google Maps users will get exclusive access to EazyDiner Prime offers for 15 days, across over 1,500 restaurants, with a guaranteed discount of at least 25 per cent on all of them, Google said.
Google Maps launches 'Stay Safer' that alerts when driver deviates from route
Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Google Maps has added a new feature that is aimed at making travelling alone safer for individuals, especially women. The new feature, Stay Safer, can be enabled while searching for your destination and getting directions. In a situation when the driver deviates more than 0.5 KM from the Google Maps suggested route, your phone will buzz with the 'Get off-route alerts'. You can compare it to the original route, choose to share your live trip with friends or family directly from that screen, and take appropriate action if required. The feature is available for Android users in India using the latest version of Google Maps.
Scared of cab drivers deviating from the route? Google Maps to the rescue
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Google Maps rolled out "Stay Safer" feature on Wednesday that would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles like taxis or auto rickshaws if their drivers deviate more than 0.5 km.
Google Maps rolls outs new feature 'Stay Safer' for Indian users
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
The new feature called "Stay Safer" would alert Android users travelling in public vehicles if their drivers deviate more than 0.5 km from the suggested route on Google Maps.
Google Maps introduces steps to remove fake business profiles
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Google Maps has introduced new ways to report fake business profiles. It has also started to apply new techniques to business categories.
Google Maps introduces live Indian Railways train, bus tracking feature
Wed, Jun 05, 2019
The services will help the user be aware about the public bus schedules and also to calculate delays if any.
Google Maps to inform you about traffic jams more quickly
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Google Maps may be doing a pretty decent job at indicating the amount of congestion on your route. It is, now, reportedly adding a new feature that will tell you about traffic jams more quickly. A new option, called Slowdowns, has been spotted on the app. Using the feature, people can report slowdowns, allowing Google Maps to gather this data more quickly and with increased accuracy, 9 to 5 Google reports. The feature is labelled as either 'congestion' or 'slowdown' depending on your location. The feature is tucked in the new incident reporting button in the Google Maps app.
April Fools' Day: Google adds Snake game to Maps; here's how to get
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Instead, you have to play as a public transport vehicle, like a bullet train, cable car or a double-decker bus, and pick up the passengers on an 8-bit map of their respective cities.
Accident, speed trap reporting feature on Google Maps
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Google Maps is rolling out reporting features for speed traps and accidents, almost a year after it introduced speed limits in navigation.
Google introduces auto rickshaw feature for Delhi commuters: How it will work
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Google introduced a new feature in its Maps where commuters in Delhi will be able to see auto rickshaws under the "public transport" mode in Maps.
Using smartphone? Beware! Not good news, you are being tracked? Be smart, turn it off; this is how
Wed, Dec 12, 2018
However, did you know that there are apps on your smartphone that track you everywhere you go! Not just once a day, but 14,000 times a day!
Google launches Motorbike Mode navigation in Kenya, first for Africa
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Google`s Kenya manager, Charles Murito, said the company had targeted farmers because it employed 40 percent of the population and accounted for a third of gross domestic product (GDP).
How to use Google Maps offline: Watch video
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
How to use Google Map without Internet: You may be desperately searching for directions on the road and to your frustration, the phone says 'No Internet Connection'! Don't worry, just follow these steps:
How to use Google Map without net; 6 step guide
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
It’s a good idea to plan ahead for such situations by downloading maps for offline use in Google Maps. Once you’ve downloaded an area, you’ll be able to get directions for the particular region even without an Internet connection. However, there are some limitations that we should keep in our mind that we can’t get walking, transit, or cycling directions while offline; only driving directions are available.
Instagram drops its Apple Watch app
Tue, Apr 03, 2018
According to 9to5mac, "there is no mention of the Apple Watch app being pulled in the release notes which only mentions the typical bug fixes and improvements, but updating to version 39.0 on iPhone removes Instagram for Apple Watch when paired". The report noted that the development was likely because of a new restriction that Apple was enforcing.