Google Maps for iOS (OpenTable reservations, Material Design 001)

Google Maps last evening received another update which has brought out a couple noteworthy new features.

The application can now render maps in full-screen mode to maximize screen real estate and provide colored transit lines when retrieving transit directions. To access maps in full-screen mode, just tap an empty spot on the map.

Next, you can now filter search results to display only restaurants rated by the Zagat service.

Finally, enhanced voice-activated search features now make it easy to get directions to a place simply by tapping the microphone icon and saying “directions to,” followed by a desired place.

Google Maps 4.4 changelog:

  • View a full-screen map by tapping an empty spot on the map.
  • See transit line colors on the map when you get transit directions.
  • Filter search results for Zagat-rated restaurants (where available).
  • Type, or tap the mic and say, “directions to” a place for faster results.
  • Bug fixes.

Download Google Maps for free in the App Store.

  • ready1take1

    Still waiting on night mode :/

    • disqus_ANqmXtukPg

      A workaround would be to turn on “Invert Colors” and “Grayscale”. Settings–>General–>Accessibility–>Accessibility Shortcut–> Select Invert Colors and Grayscale.

      Now you can use your iOS in “night mode”. Just Tripple-Click the Home Button and selct “Inverse Color” to turn it on. In addition you can turn Grayscale on too. Just try what works best for your app.

      • ready1take1

        Come on now, we all know about grayscale and inverted colors. Google maps should have an Apple maps like night mode. They could make it better too by giving us the option to browse in a night mode, not just during turn-by-turn.

      • disqus_ANqmXtukPg

        Sorry for trying to help.

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Whats night mode?

  • Aneeq Naqvi

    All I need is voice navigation and it will be the perfect app for navigation.

    • CyPh3r

      uuh… if you mean turn-by-turn voice navigation, it’s been available for quite some time now.

      • Aneeq Naqvi

        I mean worldwide. Coz I can’t
        get any of it in Pakistan.

      • jojoboy666

        Maybe if you guys stopped blowing up the google car…

      • CollegiateLad

        Lol… That’s jacked up, man.

      • Joostiphone

        Wahaha. This comment made my day.

  • I still don’t get all the hype about Google Maps. I tried to use it to find a business I knew I was close to, but couldn’t find with all the shopping centers around. I try that app and it tells me to drive 15 minutes around in a circle. I use the Apple Maps and it tells me the store was across the street in a 1 min drive. Yeah GM is so totally accurate…

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Looks pretty hot