Android Central

As we learned at this year's Google I/O keynote, Android adoption is booming in developing countries, including many in Africa. And so to help these new users get the most out of the platform, Google is continuing to build on its own mobile app offerings, including the launch of walking directions for Google Maps users in Africa. Following on from the launch of driving directions in Africa in 2010, walking directions are now available in some 44 African nations, with the feature being accessed in the same way as it is elsewhere.

Whether they're using the mobile app or web interface, users can select the walking icon when they choose their start and end locations, and they'll get a direct walking route from one location to the other. As ever, Google reminds us that walking directions are (still) in beta, so you'll want to take basic safety precautions when you're out and about.

Source: Google LatLong

 
There are 9 comments

Masheen says:

Yes! I've always wanted to go to Africa! Now all I need is Google to update maps with shelter locations from the local militias of 12 year olds.

Nevets68 says:

Or turn left @ the pack of Hyenas tearing apart a Zebra.

rayln says:

Or turn left @ the pack of corporations tearing apart a country.

rayln says:

Yes! I've always wanted to go to America! Now all I need is Google to update maps with shelter locations from the local gangs of teenagers and other youth stuck in a cycle of poverty, violence and stunted development - which isn't limited to any part of the world!

Simon Sage says:

I bet the Kenyans only get running directions. 

rayln says:

I bet the Americans only use driving directions.

Bossybally says:

Ignorance is an incurable mental sickness. Education may be helpful in reducing its impact on the sick mind.

rayln says:

Ignorance.

virus786 says:

South Africa has had this for ages, just the other countries lagging behind