Google Maps Gets Ride Services Tab, Includes Uber

Google announced that it’s adding a ride services tab to Google Maps on mobile. This swill exist alongside car, transit, walking, and biking options that were already there. The feature includes Uber services U.S. as well as those from 99Taxis…

Google Integrates Places API with Google Maps Search

Google announced that it has integrated the Places API with Google Maps search in an effort to offer more consistent search results across Google Maps and the API and provide better search quality for API responses. The company said it…

It Looks Like Apple Street View is On the Way

It looks like Apple is getting ready to significantly boost the quality of its Maps product, possibly with its own Street-View like feature. Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land points to a page on the Apple Maps site describing its…

Apple Maps Is More Important To Your Business Than Ever

If you run a small business and aren’t taking Apple Maps seriously as a place where people will find your business, you may want to rethink that. Do you pay attention to your business listing in Apple Maps? Have you…

Google Pilots Local Business Markup for Knowledge Panels

Last week, Google launched the Google My Business API to let big businesses and third parties integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps. Businesses can use the API to…

Google Maps Gets Offline Maps On iOS

Google Maps is getting some improvements on iOS including a major one that launched on Android last month: offline maps. This is a feature that would have been nice to have for years, but better late than never. When you’re…

Google Expands Google Maps Maps Local Guides

Google announced that it is expanding its Local Guides program for Google Maps. The program lets people sign up and then contribute to Google Maps wherever they go to earn early access to new products, exclusive contests and events, bonus…

Google Maps Lets You Download Areas of the World for Offline Viewing

Google Maps can be quite an incredible tool for people trying to figure out where they’re going. For many, it has replaced the traditional GPS navigation system in their vehicles as it offers similar functionality. Unfortunately, there are times when…

Google Lets People in 45 More Countries Edit Maps Again (Including the US)

Google is going to let you hooligans edit its Maps again, even though you couldn’t resist using the tool to draw pissing Androids. The company has announced the second phase of the Google Map Maker reopening. This will open the…

Google’s Project Sunroof Will Tell You If Solar Is Right for You

Google (not Alphabet) has just unveiled what it’s calling a “treasure map of solar energy.” If you’ve ever thought about installing solar panels on your house, the first thing comes to mind is probably that would be quite the hassle.…