Google Maps will soon make navigating city streets a whole lot easier

09 May, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Darren Santiago
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"There will also be lists that show top-ranked options; for example, a "Foodie List" will include recommendations for trending restaurants based on local experts, Maps" own algorithms, and Google's trusted publishers.

To offer personal recommendations, Google created a "Your Match" score that users machine learning to combine what Google knows about hundreds of millions of places with the information a user has added - such as restaurants a user has rated and cuisines they like. Besides directions, the mode also helps identify nearby places, so you have a better feel for the neighborhood.

Through the power of AI, google will suss out the best of the best and give users the most meaningful and most full perspective through a newly revamped Google News feature. Google has also admitted that it is thinking of inserting animated characters to the new feature like a fox to make it more entertaining, according to Apple Insider. Rather than asking users to rely on that little blue dot on their screen to help orient themselves, Google is instead leveraging your smartphone camera to help you determine exactly where you are. You can share a place or business with friends, and everyone you share it with can vote on whether to go there or not, all through Google Maps.

Going further, if you select a location you will get a more personalized approach to each venue. So if you're exhausted of sorting through all those 4-star options, soon you can just go with your machine-based match.

Google has shown a prospective new augmented reality feature it could add to Google Maps in future.

"Your match" is a new fourth tab in Google Maps on Android and iOS. VPS will help Maps to figure out where you are, what direction you're now pointed in and then help you get where you need to go.

A shortlist feature aims to make it easier to select places to eat or hang out and have your friends vote on their choice, which will hopefully eliminate a lot of the back-and-forth now going on in your messaging app.


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