Google has just made it easier for iOS users to order food directly from within its Maps application. A new update is now available for download via App Store, though you’ll most certainly get it silently installed on your phone.
The main new feature introduced in the latest version of Google Maps is the ability to order food from delivery services. The feature has been available for Android users for more than a year now, so it makes sense that iOS gets this option as well, even if a little bit later than expected.
Google Maps for iOS is now deeply integrated with food delivery services like Seamless and Grubhub, just like the Android version of the app.
In order to access the food order integration, you will have to head to the Explore menu, tap on a subcategory like “Best lunches” or “Cheap eats” and a list of restaurants will be revealed to you. The restaurants will be shown in the form of cards that contain information like hours, prices and ratings.
Since not all restaurants have been included in the program, those that are will feature a “Place an order” tab on the information card that you can use to order food.
Moreover, the update adds the option to generate plus coded by dropping a pin anywhere on the map. It works like a location identifier that reads latitude and longitude, and it’s located at the bottom of a Dropped Pin card.
According to Google, the latest version of Maps for iOS features a more streamlined process of taking and adding photos to marked location, something that users have been asking for quite a long time. Google included an “Add a photo” button that shows up under each location’s existing photos, so users will now be able to quickly take a picture and upload it.