You can report traffic snarls in Google Maps for iOS
You no longer need an Android phone to report collisions and other traffic trouble in Google Maps. Google has brought road incident reporting to iOS, letting you flag problems without turning to an app like Waze. Whichever platform you use, Google is also expanding the range of reportable incidents to include construction, disabled cars, lane closures and objects on the road. You'll see both iOS support and the expanded categories roll out this week.There are some treats in store if you're a Google One subscriber, too. People on "select" plans can get as much as 10 percent in Google Store credit when they buy a device or accessory from the shop.
New ' lighting ' layer will indicate well - lit streets and warn you about dark spots, though A teardown of the Google Maps v10.31.0 beta shows that the Android version of the app could soon get a new Step into the light . The code refers to a "safety layer" labelled Lighting , and explanatory notes that
Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps, with millions of users relying on it for their daily commute across familiar routes, as well as to guide them Now, Google is preparing to introduce a new layer to Google Maps called “ Lighting ”, aiming to highlight streets that are brightly lit .
Google Maps is great for getting directions whileand using , but in the last year it has been rolling out more features focused on traveling by foot as well. Recently, the company introduced and for people with vision impairments. In the future, Google may be adding a new feature to help people find safer streets to walk at night.
According to, an Android development community whose members have analyzed the Android APK to look for unreleased features, there are indications of a new Lighting layer in Google Maps. This layer would indicate which streets are brightly lit by street lights by showing a yellow highlight.
Google Maps adding reporting features to Android, iOS
Google Maps is about to get some new features that will help users report on incidents such as accidents and speed traps in an upcoming update. © Shutterstock Google Maps is adding real-time reporting features to the app. These real-time reporting features were popularized by the navigation app Waze, which is owned by Google.Waze has a devoted user base because it can sometimes give drivers a better picture of the road conditions that may affect the drive. Navigation apps like Google Maps previously did not identify road conditions that could affect traffic, such as speed traps.
A new lighting layer was recently discovered in an APK teardown of the Google Maps beta app. It revealed that Google is working on a feature that will show you which streets are well lit at night. There is no indication of when the feature may launch or if it will be region-specific when it does.
Well - lit streets will be marked in yellow, according to code hidden inside Maps beta release (v10.31.0) as spotted by XDA Developers. Another missing piece of information is how Google intends to source street lighting data, or keep the service up-to-date. This is hardly the first time the Big G has
This could make it safer for walkers who want to avoid dark streets at night, which is a concern among many users according to afrom a few months ago.
I wish Google Maps had a "I'm walking home by myself at night" mode that would show you a way with well lit paths and open spaces. It always seems to take you on narrow, dark pathways in cities ????— Emily 艾米莉 ???? (@kanocarra)
The Lighting feature remains unconfirmed and there are no screenshots of it in action yet. However, given the code that was uncovered, it seems likely that it will arrive at some point in the future. XDA Developers speculates that it may be rolled out in India first, in response to the spate of recent brutal attacks and rapes of women which have made headlines in the country.
One open question is how Google will gather information about street lighting conditions. Infrastructure includingis still rare, so the company may collect user-submitted data similar to the way it does for .
After Dog Walkers, Walkers ... for Men
A Los Angeles-based company in the United States is offering single or isolated people to pay someone to go on a ride with you.walk.
The loneliness business
People Walker is a company born in 2018 thanks to the initiative of Chuck McCarthy, an American actor. "Are you afraid to walk alone at night? You do not like walking in loneliness? You do not want people to think that you do not have friends? You do not want to be forced to face your thoughts about your insignificance in the greatness of the universe? I have the solution, "he explains in a video.© Provided by KIOSK After walking for dogs, walkers ... for Man Paying for walking
His service is to offer to people lambdas to become "walkers", to accompany individuals who need support for walk. Via an application and a website, people who want a ride partner can choose online and the "walker" comes to find them at home.As crazy as it may sound, this service is running at full speed in Los Angeles, and Chuck McCarthy has received
offers from potential investors.
iOS devices get incognito mode for Google Maps .
Google Maps users with an iOS device are finally getting their hands on a tool that mobile Android owners have had for months: incognito mode. Android users have had this tool for months now, and soon, they will be gaining another Maps privacy feature for which iOS users will have to wait. In January, those Android Maps users will be able to delete their timeline and location history in bulk.While Android owners await this feature, Apple users can enjoy going incognito in Maps.