Google Maps 4.0

New material design brings bold graphics and fluid motion

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#2 Product of the DayNovember 07, 2014

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Taylor Miles
Taylor Miles@tayloramiles · President webbROI
If this was the only app on my phone, it would justify having a phone.
Eric Metelka
Eric Metelka@eric3000 · Product Manager, PowerReviews
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*...
Max Kirchoff
Max Kirchoff@maxisnow · Dev Director, The Bold Italic
@eric3000 @thomasmeagher I don't ming it much, but it does sort of look like some new country flag.
Lachlan Campbell
Lachlan Campbell@lachlanjc · Hack Club design/JS—HS 🎓—they/them—🌈
Thoughts on the new app icon?
Simon Bromberg
Simon Bromberg@shimmb ·
@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.
Malinka Walaliyadde
Malinka Walaliyadde@malinkawal · Andreessen Horowitz
@thomasmeagher First saw the updated maps icon in the new Google Calendar intro video from earlier this week ( - first shot on video) ... nice easter egg :)
Eric Willis
Eric WillisHunter@erictwillis · Working on something new
Eric Willis
Eric WillisHunter@erictwillis · Working on something new
" 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"
James Yoder
James Yoder@jamestyoder · James Yoder is the CEO of Chat Sports
@erictwillis tremendous update
Chris Calmeyn
Chris Calmeyn@calc · Co-founder of Scout
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.