Google wants to use AR to make walking navigation easier in Maps


It will keep all the core features of Maps but will be getting lots of new features to make it exciting.

Maybe you think of Google Maps as just "that directions app that's not Waze".

At this time, Google Maps is always famous for helping people get where they wish to go, but for a little while today, Google has showcased all sorts of further articles in the ceremony.

However, Google kept the most exciting part of the Google Maps update for the ending.

We discussed the most important things that Google did not mention during its I/O 2018 keynote, on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. But at Google I/O, the company gave us a sneak peek at what is to come from Google Maps, and no matter how nonexistent your sense of direction might be, Google can help.

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Places will have an automatic "match" score that shows Google's best guess as to how much you'll enjoy them as a percentage.

The new "For you" tab offers a customised view of trending places in areas that you choose to view. You will be able to "trace" certain areas and towns (or perhaps a location you intend to see shortly), somewhat like a social media experience. The "Explore" tab on Maps has been redesigned to show recommendations based on the area searched. This section will also have recommendations based on previous likes. It uses machine learning to narrow down the list of places suited to your tastes by finding more about the restaurants, checking your food and drinks preferences added on Maps, places you've visited, rated or added to a list.

Google also announced adding new features to Google Lens.

Users can create a list of locations and share it with the group, allowing them to vote on the suggestions.

According to the statements made during Google I/O, Google plans to introduce these elements, especially the Augmented Reality in Google Mapps in the upcoming months' updates for the app, on both Android and iOS. For the time being, each these new features will only arrive at the program, not the internet.