Google Maps Updated to 5.2 – Social, Social, Social

Google Maps Updated to 5.2 – Social, Social, Social

Mar 3, 2011

Is it me or have the last couple of Google Maps updates been social centric? This next one is no different, with Google Maps 5.2 adding more social features to both Google Latitude and Google Places with HotPot.

In 5.2, Google expands on the check-in feature of Latitude by allowing users to ping friends to find out where they are. When you stalk see a nearby Latitude friend on the map just give them a ping and they will receive an Android notification from you asking them to check in at a place. If your victim friend checks in using your request, you will get a notification right back so you know which place to go to murder meet them.

Google Maps Updated Again, Introduces “Hotpot.”

Google Maps Updated Again, Introduces “Hotpot.”

Nov 18, 2010

Man, it seems like just last week Google Maps got an update. Oh wait, it was only last week! Well guess what? Google Maps has been updated once more bringing its current version to 4.7. Those guys over at Google sure like to drive in the fast lane. Now what was so important that they had to go ahead and push another update out? My theory is that they are getting ready for, dare I say it, Gingerbread (gasp)! The truth? Google has been amping up their “Places” features and this update seems to continue that trend bringing some convenience along with some social sauce thrown in.