Google has been pushing out updates to the Android Google Maps app quite frequently as of late, and today is no different. Google Maps has been updated, and it’s got a few new features in tow. Users can now:
- See their location history from within the app, a feature that was previously missing
- Set a certain location as “Home” and check in there
- Give custom aspects of a place, like “great music” or “try the burritos”, instead of only choosing from a predefined list
Google is really trying to step it up with this update, but I still have a feeling that it won’t hold a candle to services like Foursquare or Gowalla. Does anyone use Google Latitude to check in? What do you think about Google’s attempt to compete with other location-based services? Sound off in the comments, and if you haven’t updated Google Maps for your Android device, you can do so by using the box below!