Oct 26, 2015
When it comes to anchor apps, Google Maps all but defines the term for a lot of people; it is almost certainly the preeminent navigation utility on mobile today.
On Android, it is especially appreciated, and is getting even better with an update that is rolling out now.
Most prominently, it now allows users to search along a current route. Per the Google Lat Long blog post detailing the enhancements:
When you’re driving in navigation mode and you get that call from your spouse to pick up some more milk on your drive home or if you’re on a road trip and want to find a great restaurant option along your route, simply tap the magnifying glass at the top right corner of the screen. Youâ€™ll see a drop-down menu with helpful options, like gas stations, grocery stores, or restaurants. If the drop-down options arenâ€™t what you need, you can always add a detour to your favorite coffee shop by tapping the search icon or by using voice commands.
Google Maps remains free on Google Play.
[via Google Lat Long Blog]