• Google Maps real-time ETA sharing feature arrives on iOS

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    Google has added a new feature to Google Maps for iOS: the ability to send an ETA to someone else. The feature was recently updated for Android users back in August and now it can be used from an iPhone, as well. With it, Google Maps users on iOS can share their live location with contacts in real time, enabling...
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  • Google Maps ETA sharing comes to iOS, third-party apps

    Google Maps ETA sharing comes to iOS, third-party apps

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    The overhaul of Google Maps is continuing, this time with ETA sharing. After first introducing the feature in 2017, Google is giving users the ability to share their location and route in real-time with others on both Android and iOS devices-an...
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  • Google Maps now lets users share their trip progress on Android, iOS

    Google Maps now lets users share their trip progress on Android, iOS

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    Mountain View search giant Google has taken steps to let users share their Google Maps journey information. According to an October 18th, 2018 media release, Google Maps users on both Android and iOS are now able to share their live location, route and estimated time of arrival with anyone in their contacts list. Once users have started navigating to a destination - whether they're driving, walking or cycling - Google Maps will present an option to ‘Share trip progress.' Users will also be able to share their location through third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Line...
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  • Now you can share your ETA in real time on Google Maps for iOS

    Now you can share your ETA in real time on Google Maps for iOS

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Google Maps' ETA sharing feature, which lets the app share your navigation route with friends in real time, is coming to iOS today. The feature has been available on the Android app since last year, and was introduced with the clip above. The video shows some specific use cases for ETA sharing, like when you're planning a surprise party and need to coordinate partygoers' arrival times. It's also just a neat, useful tool for when you want to know your friends' whereabouts, a feature that's long been available on other navigation apps like Waze and Citymapper.
    The update also allows for ETA...
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  • Google Maps' ETA sharing feature hits iOS

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    If you're heading out to meet someone, there are plenty of ways to inform them of your location and estimated arrival. Chat apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE, and iMessage, for example, offer location sharing functionality, while navigation apps like Waze and CityMapper and even ride-sharing apps like Uber offer live updating ETAs. Now, Google Maps' own ETA feature is at last coming to iOS. The feature also getting a few tweaks following last year's launch on Android, the company says .
    In May 2017, Google Maps first introduced its own take on location and ETA sharing.
    From a “Share...
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  • Google Maps Weaves In Better ETA Sharing

    Google Maps Weaves In Better ETA Sharing

    1 month ago - By Phone Scoop

    Google has made it easier for people to share their estimated time of arrival with others. Moving forward, people can tap the ^ button in Maps to begin sharing their trip progress, which can include their live location, route, and ETA. The update allows live ETA info to be pushed via Gmail, SMS, and third-party apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Line, and WhatsApp. Once the journey is complete, the user automatically stops sharing their location. Further, people can now share live driving, bicycling, and walking journeys. This new tool is in the latest version of Google Maps for Android and...
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  • Google improves Android App Bundles and makes building Instant Apps easier

    Google improves Android App Bundles and makes building Instant Apps easier

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Google is launching a number of new features for Android app developers today that will make it easier for them to build smaller apps that download faster and to release instant apps that allow potential users to trial a new app without having to install it.
    Android App Bundles , a feature that allows developers to modularize their apps and deliver features on demand, aren't a new feature. The company announced these a while ago and there are now “thousands of app bundles” in production and that the average file size reduction is 35 percent. With today's update, Google is making some...
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  • Google Maps makes it easier to share your ETA with loved ones

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    Google today announced a new feature in Google Maps that will improve the journey sharing experience. Often, we struggle to share our current whereabouts with others while driving. This new improvement in Google Maps on Android and iOS will make it easier to share your ETA with loved ones. Here's how it works: After you've started...
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