Google Maps for mobile updated: find businesses easier

Google Maps for mobile just got a nice update that comes in help of those who want to find businesses while on the go.

Reportedly, users can now get directions to stores, restaurants and various other points of interest (POIs), just by entering the desired names in the start or end point.

Previously, when you entered a business name (like “starbucks”), Google Maps had searched for an address that contained the word starbucks, instead of the nearest location for the famous coffeehouse.   

If you don’t have Google Maps installed on your phone, you can get it bi visiting google.com/gmm or m.google.com/maps (directly from the phone).

In case you do have the application installed, you don’t need to download any update, since Google has operated the changes on its servers and not on the mobile client.

Via Google Mobile Blog

Author: Ilinca Nita

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