So, nearly everything we want to know is available in google and google maps are famous for providing information nearly about every single place such as coffee shop , restaurants since 2015. The only drawback was that it did’nt account for special events.
Last November , Google fixed that problem for the web version of their software which added some cool features like the real time data for a greater accuracy of an event . For example , it likely to tell you that if you will get a seat or you have to stand in a line while you are checking inn a place .
There is a good news for the apple users that this update rolled out for the iOS app this week. This feature is known as the ” Popular Times “. It is not a new feature , but for the iOS users it was the feature that was missing. The good news is that if you are an Apple user who uses Google Maps quite a bit , then you’ll be pleased about the new update which introduced the ” Popular Times ” feature to it .
Graph of “Popular Times” – Google Maps
Note : This feature is not different from the one in the web , it’s just that finally this feature is brought to the Google Maps app for iOS in the – latest Google Maps update – version 4.27.
How does this feature works ?
- Google uses mobile phone’s GPS location and WiFi signals to determine where its users are. It can then determine if someone has visited a store, and even which part of the store they headed to.
- On Google Maps on mobile, if a user has enabled location history then it tracks users visiting a location, based on couple of weeks data and the graph shows up.
- This isn’t accurate as there are many visitors visiting a store who do not have Google Maps or Location history enabled.
So, this was all about the new Google Maps update on the iOS platform .
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