Google released its latest update for the popular Google Maps app for iOS this morning. Aside from the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements that typically come with app updates, this morning’s update also includes two new features that are sure to please users.
For users who have to drive often, Google Maps is an indispensable tool. Alongside real-time traffic updates and re-routing, users in the US and Canada with the latest update can now enjoy up-to-date gas prices.
Searching for ‘gas’ or ‘gas stations’ will bring users real time, location-based gas prices within the app. Tapping on a specific station will bring up more detailed information regarding different gas prices for different octane ratings, etc.
Google has also added some very useful merchant information for certain businesses. Today’s update adds up-to-date holiday hours for retailers, bars, and restaurants. Even more impressive, however, is that the app now displays a graph showing the busiest and least-busy times of day to visit each business, crucial for those looking to get some last-minute holiday shopping done in peace.
Google Maps version 4.13.0 is now available free to download at the App Store, compatible with iPhones, iPads, and iPods running iOS 7.0 or newer.