Monday, August 10, 2015

Google Maps for iOS Gets Night Mode, Place Labels, and More

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Google Maps for iOS has been updated to add a Night mode to the app, alongside other features. The new update bumps the version number to 4.9.0, and the app is now available to download from theApp Store.
The addition of Night mode to the Google Maps app means that users can navigate route easily during dark hours without the screen bothering them with its bright white display. The new feature in Google Maps is built-in, and doesn't require any changes. The Night Mode in Google Maps for iOS works only during night time and in the turn-by-turn navigation mode.
The new update also adds the option to label places that will appear on the map and in search suggestions. Other changes include an edit option for already posted photo captions, and bug fixes.
Google last month introduced 'Your Timeline' feature which was heavily based on the Google Maps service and was created to let users visualise 'real-world routines', trips of places and glimpses of locations where users visited. The new feature could be found in Google Maps app and Web interface, and essentially provided a more user-friendly view of the user's location history with the ability to edit and delete.
Back in June, Google Maps rolled out the feature to send directions of any location to their Apple devices, right from the desktop. The Google Maps feature however required users to enable notifications on the mobile device. The option "sent from desktop apps" could be found within the notifications section of the Google Maps app for iOS.

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