March 5, 2013
Google Maps has received an update. Version 1.1 includes a number of new features for iPhone users. These include:
Google cautions that these new features won't be immediately available in all locations. The free app is available in the App Store. See also: Google Maps SDK For iOS Updated With More Features, Now Open To All Developers, and A Google Executive Trusts Apple With Our Data, Just Not With Our Lives.
- Search your Google Contacts; sign in to have your saved addresses show up when you search for friends and family by name.
- Quickly search for local places by selecting popular categories such as restaurants, bars, cafes, gas stations, etc.
- Choose between Kilometers or Miles for your preferred distance units.