Google updates maps app
09 November 2015, Nirapad News:Google Maps is always a step ahead of rivals — and this coming holiday season, it’s highly likely that we’ll use Google’s mapping ecosystem to check details of stores nearby.
The search giant announced in a Google Lat Long blog post on Friday that a new Google Maps update features “holiday hours” details of retail stores and other establishments.
Google Maps and Local Search product manager Jonathan Sidi told blog readers last weekend that the new Maps app includes holiday schedule, meaning, users can check if the store is open in the Thanksgiving season or on Christmas day, and so on.
For instance, users will see a special mark on operating hours of stores, like “Christmas eve hours,” or “Christmas eve might affect these hours” and these short notes will come directly from Google and retail store administrators.
In addition to the Maps app, the special holiday hours details will also appear on the Google search desktop or smartphone interface (local search). Google also added an “open now” filter to not display results of places that are currently closed that day.