Google Maps application for Android device has lot to offer including navigation, latitude, directions, hotpot and others. Yet again Google is trying to improve on it like all other products. With the release of latest version, Google Maps 5.8 will have extended service like – Photo upload for Place, My Places and descriptive terms for mobile, and on-the-go for check-ins. This update will work on Android OS 2.1+ devices and can be accessed anywhere Google Maps is available.
Benjamin Grol, Product Manage from Google Mobile Blog states –
You can now contribute photos to help others get a sense of places. You can now attach your photos to Places, and yours may even become the profile picture for that page. If you want to view or delete any photos you’ve contributed to Places, you can manage uploaded photos in the “Photos for Google Maps” album on your Picasa account.
On the other hand, descriptive terms and My Places were earlier available only for desktops, but now it comes to Mobile. Descriptive terms will appear in search results for Places to inform you what businesses are ‘known for,’ such as their ‘eggs benedict’ or being ‘worth the wait.’ Also, My Places for mobile will provide quick access to starred and recent Place pages you’ve looked at.