Update to Google Maps for iOS includes gas prices, offline functionality and more

Update to Google Maps for iOS includes gas prices, offline functionality and more
With crude oil prices dropping to recent lows, we should soon see prices at the pump well under $2. That is an adrenaline boost to the global economy. With oil prices coming down, you don't want to find yourself paying 10 cents more a gallon for fuel, when another gas station is offering cheaper prices right across the street

This is where the update to Google Maps for iOS comes into play. New features include the ability to see gas prices on the app. This way, you will know whether the service station you're turning into offers competitive pricing, or whether you are better off waiting for the next gas station 1/4 mile up the road. And because Google Maps for iOS is a free download, even if you save a few cents you will have made back your investment in the app.

With the update, Google Maps for iOS will now show you the busiest times of the day for stores that you are looking up. And the app can be used even when you are not online. You will be able to use turn-by-turn navigation, and check local stores' business hours and contact details all while saving your precious data.

The Android and iOS variants of Google Maps are now pretty much even when it comes to functionality.


source: GoogleMaps (iOS|Android) via TechCrunch

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10 Comments

1. iM2.0

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Google Maps is inferior to Apple Maps

3. sgodsell

Posts: 6656; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you were born yesterday or you are new to this planet, because everyone knows that Google maps is superior to Apple maps. Google maps even has up to the minute traffic and can give you rerouting alternative's.

10. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

He is clueless and just trolling. I have iPhone 6 Plus and outside of my Starbucks forcing me directly to Apple Maps, I refuse to use it. The number of times it sends me no where near a business is unbelievable. I also have a Note 4, which Google Maps is even better, but no surprise there. Google Maps has many better options and more reliable.

2. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

Really? only a fool would say that

4. Hashed unregistered

His thumbnail explains his drooling stupidity.

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 618; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Both versions of the are NOT even. You still default to Apple Maps on certain links. Android Google Maps has much better integration.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I use Google Map as one of the tool on oversea trip planning.

7. johntheone

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

The busiest times of shops and locations comes from people's Google commuting data and GPS pings if they have their maps app open. Very clever. It's been on Android for a while, and it's bizarrely accurate.

8. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

When are they gonna add the speed limit?

9. jsobotka

Posts: 54; Member since: Aug 21, 2009

So, it should be a no-brainer to update Android Auto to automatically navigate me to the best gas station based on the price, distance, traffic, and estimated gas mileage when it detects that my tank is getting empty... right?

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