Finding specific places or spots now only need your finger touches through your flat screen. With the different upgrade, Google Maps latest APK 9.81.1 (981100030) has come back with the better interface to optimize mapping experiences on your screen. There are also better-personalized mapping experiences, additional recommendations, Zagat integration and some more. Although there are some downgraded features noted but Google Maps’ default still one of the best mapping application for Android users.
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Google Maps File Information
Developer: Google, Inc.
Version: 9.81.1 (981100030)
File size: 51 MB
Uploaded: July 11, 2018 at 11:02AM GMT+07
Requirement: Android 5.0 and up
Download Google Maps APK 9.81.1
Google Maps review
When you look at the current Google Maps’ interface, you will realize a cleaner map than ever with the only search box, directions button, and slide-out menu. Although several layers such as Wikipedia and Latitude have been missing, but you still can find more useful add-on layers including bicycle routes, transit lines, traffic check and more.
Best of the best feature is the personalized mapping experience that different for every user. You can discover new places such as restaurants or cafes based on your interest easier from your social data of Google+, search and reviews history. You can also cache maps for offline access. However, you might need to enter “OK Maps” or speak to save a current map for offline use.
Now, you don’t need to type the particular address of your destination. When you just type the word “coffee” the new floating Google search box will autocomplete and help to figure out your desired location to find some recommended coffee shop. Meanwhile, if you are unsure what you are looking for, you can use the Explore functions for suggestions of some categories. You can find something to eat and drink, places to shop and sleep, etc. These recommendations are based on Zagat reviews so that you can find lots of favorite spots in every location.
This app offers better directions options to easily find viewable walking or driving paths or biking trails, also plotting out different routes on the map so you can compare when you want to take public transit. Through Street View feature, you can even enjoy 360-degree indoor map for some public buildings such as malls and airports. Last, with traffic notification feature, you can avoid encounter traffic jam or road incidents then find the better route.
- Map layers which you can enjoy turn-by-turn navigation and real view of a street you are going to walk through.
- Offline access when you are out of internet connection
- Get approximation directions by walking, bicycling, and driving with Wace traffic integration.
- Searching location path result isn’t always accurate.
- Offline caching may less intuitive than online.
- For the 3D street view, you must use Google Earth.
How to Use
This app is very simple to use. After opening the app, you can type your destination into the search bar. Don’t forget to activate your GPS beforehand. If your target has been recognized, there will be optional destination will appear beneath the search box. If not, type the address, and the map will find it.
After the address is located, you can zoom in and out the location by dragging the screen with your fingers. Next, you can tap the directions button on the bottom right of the screen. You can estimate how far and how long your destination is from your recent location by walking, four-wheels or train. Tap on Start Navigate to start navigating by following the blue route or gray route for the alternative.
- Bug Fixes