Google Maps For Mobile – Now More Browser Friendly

I’m an update freak. Every time I see an app that I use get an update, I become that much more happier. Now Google has updated it’s Google Maps for mobile, making it more browser friendly. You can now use most of the basic features of the Google Maps app right within your Webkit-based browser. These are quite some useful features, for when you don’t want to fire up Google Maps and browser via maps.google.com from within the browser. You now get driving directions, see stuff around the place you are currently at and all.

To keep it simple, here’s what you’ll be able to do:

  • See your current location
  • Search for what’s nearby with suggest and auto complete
  • Have clickable icons of popular businesses and transit stations
  • Get driving, transit, biking, and walking directions
  • Turn on satellite, transit, traffic, biking, and other layers
  • View Place pages with photos, ratings, hours, and more
  • When signed into your Google account, access your starred locations and My Maps

No update of any sort is required. It’s all a backend process.

via Google Mobile Blog