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Google Play Services brings two great new APIs to the table: Photo Sphere viewing and vector-based maps

Google Play Services brings two great new APIs to the table: Photo Sphere viewing and vector-based maps

Victoria Ho 3

Google Play services is now at version 2.0, and a couple of great new features are on board. First is an update to the Maps API for Android apps. Version 2 of the API now includes vector-based maps, with both 2D and 3D views, as well as tilt-rotate visuals. Google’s also added UI design elements that can be scaled up for tablets. Apps will also get to use Maps layers like satellite,...

Google adds real time traffic data in maps to 130 new U.S. cities, expands global coverage, too

Google adds real time traffic data in maps to 130 new U.S. cities, expands global coverage, too

Richard Devine 10

Real time traffic information is a real day saver, and todays news from Google brings the service to a further 130 U.S. cities within Google Maps.  These smaller cities such as Kalamazoo, Michigan and Portland, Maine, will now benefit from traffic information and estimated travel times around the arterial routes within the cities. Hit the source link below for more information on which...

TomTom for Android to launch 'fairly soon' according to company co-founder

TomTom for Android to launch 'fairly soon' according to company co-founder

Richard Devine 52

TomTom for iOS has been out for a long old time now, but there's never really been any traction behind an Android version appearing. There is now hope though, as co-founder of TomTom, Peter-Frans Pauwels, has told ​Pocket-lint​ that the app will be released "fairly soon."  He couldn't put an exact date on the launch, but went on to say "I can confirm it is real" and that the "summer...

Google+ Local arrives to makes use of Zagat acquisition, brings along Google Maps update

Google+ Local arrives to makes use of Zagat acquisition, brings along Google Maps update

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It has been quite some time now since Google acquired Zagat, and while we've seen some embedding of reviews and such in the past, Google has now brought Zagat into the fold in a much larger way. Google+ Local has now been introduced making it easier to find Zagat scores and and restaurant suggestions from folks you interact with on Google+. In addition to the Google+ integration roll...