Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Let Google Maps 5.8 for Android Take You Places And More With Photo uploads, My Places, and more!

Google Maps 5.8 for Android
Looks like Google Maps for Android is ready to take you places or help you to organize and keep the memories you made at various places. Because the first thing I read bout the Google Maps 5.8 for Android was that it can complement and improve, Google Places and Google Latitude, by (I have not downloaded the Google Maps to my Android Tablet, EEE Pad Transformer, yet so I will have to take Benjamin Grol, a Google Product Manager's word for it;
Upload photos for a Place
My Places as a simple way to manage the Places you’ve starred and recently viewed
Descriptive terms for Places in search results
Add a new Place on-the-go when checking in
With photo upload feature you can enhance others experience of places you have been by contributing photos of places you have been. If your photo is a striking one, your photo might end up being the profile photo of that place page!

My places and descriptive terms came to the desktop version of Google Maps this June but now you, moblie Google map user, can enjoy the same features. Descriptive terms will appear when you search places. If you press your phones 'Menu' button while in the Google Maps, you will be taken to 'My Places'.
The other notable feature is now you are able to add places while on the go. This will come in handy if one of your favourite places is not in the Places list. If you do a search on places for a location that you know exists and come up with nada, you can use the option, 'add a place', to add the place that can be checked in via Latitude. Do not forget that ‘Download map area’ has been renamed ‘Pre-cache map area.’
So the next thing for me and you is to get the Google Maps 5.8 for Android but make sure that you have at least Android 2.1+ OS on your device.


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