Get­ting help from users

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

“These use­ful bits of in­for­ma­tion come from past rid­ers who’ve shared their ex­pe­ri­ences and will ap­pear along­side pub­lic tran­sit routes when avail­able,” Glas­gow said.

Added tran­sit in­sights will be­gin rolling out next month, with avail­abil­ity vary­ing by re­gion and mu­nic­i­pal trans­porta­tion agen­cies.

A new ‘up­dates’ tab in the app will spot­light ‘must-see’ spots get­ting at­ten­tion, and let users chat with busi­nesses to get an­swers to ques­tions.

And, the once solid-red ‘pin’ point­ing out map lo­ca­tions is now made up of the four colours used in other Google lo­gos.

A play­ful ‘party-themed car icon’ will tem­po­rar­ily re­place the blue dot that users now see when they are nav­i­gat­ing.

In the spirit of the an­niver­sary, Google chief Sun­dar Pichai shared thoughts that in­cluded a mapped list of his favourite bur­rito spots around the world.

‘Find­ing the best bur­rito might sound triv­ial in the con­text of all the amaz­ing things Google Maps can do - from help­ing to shave hours off a com­mute over the course of the year to pro­vid­ing SOS alerts dur­ing emer­gen­cies,’ Pichai said in an on­line post. ‘But, for some

Dane Glas­gow

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