Google Maps for iOS has been updated with a nice set of new feature, including the ability to sign in with Google Contacts to have your saved addresses at your finger tips. The new version of the app also allows for ‘quicker’ local search by choosing from categories like restaurants, stores and more. This version of the app also lets you pick between Kilometers and Miles for your distance units. Contacts support is certainly welcome, as it allows you to bring over your home address and other familiars from your Google cache on the Web, as long as you’ve signed in. Unfortunately, there is still no native iOS contact support built in, something that I’ve been after from the beginning. It seems like a simple change to be made, so it’s likely a conscious decision by Google to only support synced contacts, which is kind of a bummer, frankly.
Google Maps iOS App Updated, Now Includes Google Contacts Support
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).