Google Maps To Get Shiny New Look & Feel

May 8, 2013 • 8:25 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

Pegman Google MapsGoogle Operating System reported that Google is completely redesigning and revamping the Google Maps user interface and design.

It is a complete overhaul of the design, features and interface. No longer will you use a side bar navigation area. The navigation is more mobile-like with box elements throughout the mapping interface. Talking about the mapping interface, the colors, styles and text were redone. Google+ social features are more in your face, with the ability to filter by what your circles like. Plus, the ads are now floating below some of the navigational elements.

Here are screen shots from Alex:

Google Maps Completely Redesigned

Google Maps Completely Redesigned

When will this launch? The rumors are around Google I/O time. I personally do not see it but these screen shots are very revealing.

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Comments:

Dana

05/08/2013 03:04 pm

Great Idea! NOT...Take a fairly clean interface and crap it up with "social" and ads over the top of the search results. I don't give a flying F*** where others want to go. I'm trying to get somewhere that is important to ME. This is why I stopped using Google search.

Int3nsive

05/08/2013 04:01 pm

The UI color scheme and icons looks like Apple Maps.

Ron Olbrey

05/08/2013 05:15 pm

Eventually all map applications will have zero contrast and just be an elegant uniform tan. The ultimate clean look. There is a huge market of people that would like to be able to see the streets other than interstates. This may look great in a dim room on a apple cinema display, but is useless in a car on a sunny day.

hellp

05/12/2013 10:46 pm

I saw a redevelopment site that has not yet happened, on google maps . it is a prediction not an actuality/

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