Google Maps iOS Update Includes Contact Lists

Google has updated its iOS Maps app and added a couple of new features, including the ability to create a contact lists that can be searched by name.

Using the new Google Contacts feature, app users who are signed in can save addresses for friends and family by name and then search for these addresses while using the app to find directions to these locations. The Version 1.1 update also includes a function that lets you search for local businesses based on a category.

The Los Angeles Times has more: “When users tap the search bar at the top, they’ll be presented with icons for restaurants, coffee shops, bars and gas stations, which they can tap to quickly look for those types of shops. They can also tap a three dot icon to pull up other types of places, including hotels, movie theaters and ATMs.”

The app update also lets you choose between kilometers and miles.