Google Maps has been updated to 2.0 for iOS, which means that it finally has a native iPad interface. No longer will iPad users have to deal with stupidly-oversized navigation elements on the 2x pixel-doubled screen.
The app is pretty much the same as last week’s Android update, only prettier because its on iOS. Along with the new iPad-sized UI, there’re better traffic updates, indoor maps with walking directions (airports, malls and so on) plus a bunch of “explore” features that let you browse local businesses — stores, bars, hotels and the like — from a tiled interface.
The interface is pretty great, and works well on the iPad mini. Search results get a plain white box to live in, with one result presented. Tap this to get a full-screen view of all results (in a tiled grid) or tap the little on-screen icons to change get details right there on the map.
In short, it’s Google Maps, only packaged for the iPad. You’ll probably love it, especially if you’re a fan of comprehensive and (fairly) accurate search results.
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