Some late tech news, but something bound to make a few of you happy: as not everyone can be a human compass and know every nook and cranny of our crowded metropolis, the addition of the Philippines to the list of countries receiving live turn-by-turn navigation should be a Godsend.
The update was actually part of Google’s new Maps update from a few days ago, promising to unify the desktop and mobile UIs of the already-rad application. Google Maps already supported overhead directions on local destinations, but turn-by-turn navigation brings forward a few more benefits such as “live traffic updates, incident reports, and dynamic rerouting;” new updates brought about by their recent purchase of the crowdsourced navigation app, Waze.
Here is the list of new countries for navigation confirmed by Google:
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
Expansion of Navigation from limited coverage to full in the following: