Google Maps for iOS has been up to date with two widgets to assist customers rapidly navigate utilizing their Apple units. One of many newly added Google Maps widget is supposed to allow you to simply search for your close by restaurant or petrol pump (gasoline station) or navigate to your house or workplace — all with a single faucet. The second widget is designed to verify visitors situations and placement particulars earlier than heading out for some work or simply for enjoyable. You may place the Google Maps widgets instantly in your Dwelling Display screen or on Right this moment View.
The up to date Google Maps for iOS (model 5.74) leverages the widgets expertise supplied by iOS 14 to ship an all-new navigation expertise. It permits you to discover locations close by and navigate to and from your house and workplace places by means of the search widget.
You may faucet on the obtainable choices to navigate to your close by restaurant, ATM, or petrol station or to get navigation for reaching your house or workplace. Alternatively, you’ll be able to faucet on the pill-shaped search bar to search for a selected tackle on Google Maps.
Along with easing your search and navigation, Google Maps has added the second widget to allow you to verify the most recent visitors situations and see location particulars, store opening instances, and restaurant evaluations. The 1×1 widget additionally reveals your present location together with the visitors layer.
Beforehand, Google Maps supplied widgets within the older format to indicate data corresponding to journey time, visitors, transit departures, and native guides. These had been, nevertheless, not that interactive when in comparison with the brand new ones.
You may obtain the up to date Google Maps app from the App Retailer. The app is notably appropriate with each iPhone and iPad units. Nonetheless, the widgets are restricted to iPhone solely at this second as iPad customers are as a consequence of obtain widget help by means of iPadOS 15 that’s at the moment obtainable underneath preview and is scheduled to achieve the customers this fall.
As soon as downloaded and put in, Google Maps permits you to add its new widgets instantly by tapping Edit within the Right this moment View or urgent the + icon within the enhancing mode on one among your Dwelling Screens.
In November, Google up to date Gmail for iOS with a widget to let customers rapidly seek for their inbox and compose new emails.
Much like Google Maps, Apple Maps has three completely different widgets on iPhone and iPad to let customers obtain vacation spot options and ETA monitoring in addition to discover close by locations corresponding to eating places, gasoline stations, and banks.