Among the key features will be a personalized score indicating how much Google thinks you'll enjoy a restaurant or bar (at least on the surface, comparable to Netflix's percentage telling you how much you might like a movie). Since launch, Google has mapped over 220 countries and territories and is helping more than 1 billion Maps users.
Google has developed these new technologies to help you to find more to do, but what if you're going out in a group?
Recommendations for top trending activities, which are centralized around the area you're now looking at in Maps. If you're anything like me, you'll punch in a direction on Maps and start walking, only to see the blue dot on your phone's screen is moving in the wrong direction.
If that wasn't enough, a new "For You" tab will let you know about all of the exciting culinary adventures taking place in your 'hood.
After announcing improvements to Google News and Google Assistant at today's Google I/O keynote, the company turned its attention to Google Maps changes. Instead you'll get curated lists of what's good based on the area or neighborhood you're looking up.
Google is also utilising VPS to take visual cues such as landmarks and features seen by the camera to improve navigation. The app which is actually meant for giving directions to its users, now, has an added responsibility to assist them in discovering the needed places like restaurants, malls, theatres etc. Part of this is simply to avoid your wasting time scrolling through endless four-star listings on other platforms while you look for someplace to go. The new features will be rolling out over the next few months.
To solve another pain point of choosing a place to eat with friends, Google has created a feature that enables users to create a shared short list of options.
Group Planning: Add places to shareable lists, which friends and family can also add to and vote on.