Google Maps 4.0

New material design brings bold graphics and fluid motion

#2 Product of the DayNovember 07, 2014

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2 Reviews2.5/5
If this was the only app on my phone, it would justify having a phone.
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Lots of improvements around the app, but I find the new icon completely unappealing - a bunch of clashing colors, two different symbols...I think it's a mess. @thomasmeagher
@eric3000 Agree, you couldn't have said it better! In terms of design, the new icon is all over the *map*...
@eric3000 @thomasmeagher I don't ming it much, but it does sort of look like some new country flag.
Thoughts on the new app icon?
@thomasmeagher Think it really stands out in a sea of apps that are mostly 2 colours, and this is the kind of app you don't want to be looking around for.
@shimmb Great point, it is very eye-catching.
@thomasmeagher First saw the updated maps icon in the new Google Calendar intro video from earlier this week (http://www.google.com/landing/ca... - first shot on video) ... nice easter egg :)
" New Material Design brings bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces Make a restaurant reservation right from the app (U.S. only) See estimated wait time and cost of taking an Uber, if you have the app installed"
This update feels easier to use than prior versions. I find the process of setting a destination/origin and picking a route option to be far more intuitive, and as a result much faster.