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NewsPoster May 15, 2013 04:12 PM
Google Maps overhauled, new Android, iPad versions coming soon
At today's <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Google I/O keynote</a>, Google has demonstrated a revamped Maps app for iOS and Android. In the coming months, Android users will see an upgrade, bringing the Maps for iOS user interface and features. Additionally, a long-awaited iPad version of the utility will be made available for the iPad.<br />
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Among the changes listed for Google Maps is integration with Google Offers, including deals from local and national retailers. Users will be able to rate restaurants on a five-star scale, with viewing of either the crowd-sourced opinions, or <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Zagat reviews</a> directly in the app. Traffic alerts will grow to include live reports of problem spots and accidents world-wide.<br />
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A new "carousel" function gathers all of the Google Maps imagery for the user in one spot. Using a WebGL-enabled browser, users can integrated the 3D view from Google Earth into the displayed map.<br />
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Google notes other changes, including "smarter directions and tours generated from user-submitted photos." A invite request page previously mistakenly opened early is <a href="" rel='nofollow'>now available</a>.<br />
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