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Updating Google Maps for iPhone

The English version of the app is now available in seven new countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.
Google Cairo | 06.03.2013

Today, we’re releasing an update for Google Maps for iPhone with search icons that make finding local places faster and easier and with integration of your Google Contacts to make it simple to find and contact you friends. Today’s update is all part of our team’s commitment to making Google Maps comprehensive, accurate and useful, wherever you may be in the world.

The English version of the app is now available in seven new countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. We’ve also added the ability to choose between kilometers and miles in the setting menu, depending on your preferences.

New category icons (restaurant, coffee, gas, etc.) enable you to see instant search results for places by category – without having to type a search into the search box. So if you’re in Cairo, Jeddah or Dubai, fire up Google Maps on your iPhone, tap the coffee cup icon, and you’ll see some nearby places to grab a cup of joe.

Your Google Contacts are now integrated with Google Maps for iPhone -- meaning when you’re signed-in and search for a contact’s name, their address will appear as a suggestion (if you have their address saved). Tap their name and their address will appear on the map. To learn more about Google Contacts and how to integrate with your iPhone contacts, click here.

We hope you enjoy these updates! Visit the App Store today to download the latest Google Maps for iPhone app. Please note some of the features mentioned in this post aren’t available in all countries.