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Google Maps app launches on iPad

The latest version of Google Maps for iOS also adds Street View to the app.
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The latest version of the Google Maps app includes full support for iPad, plus developers can now add Street View and indoor floor plans to their own creations.

Google Maps now works with all devices running iOS 6 - the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. It sports a cleaner look and feel, plus search results display red icons for locations you're looking for. 

New Info Sheets let users access specific information on each location including reviews and pictures, while the Explore feature lists nearby places of interest such as restaurants and shopping centres.

Dynamic Map Rerouting is not yet available on the iOS version, although it is on the Android version, reports Wired. This uses the latest traffic information to reroute users around busy areas. Google says it is "coming soon" to iOS. The iOS version is also getting directions for bicycles, too.

Version 1.4 of the developer kit for iOS maps also lets app makers add Street View imagery and indoor floor plans to their creations. 

You can check out a video of the new Google Maps Version 1.4 for developers in action below:

Picture credit: Ariel Zambelich/Wired

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