Google Maps for iOS has been updated with a nice set of new feature, including the ability to sign in with Google Contacts to have your saved addresses at your finger tips. The new version of the app also allows for ‘quicker’ local search by choosing from categories like restaurants, stores and more. This version of the app also lets you pick between Kilometers and Miles for your distance units. Contacts support is certainly welcome, as it allows you to bring over your home address and other familiars from your Google cache on the Web, as long as you’ve signed in. Unfortunately, there is still no native iOS contact support built in, something that I’ve been after from the beginning. It seems like a simple change to be made, so it’s likely a conscious decision by Google to only support synced contacts, which is kind of a bummer, frankly.
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