Google Maps’ new facelift will slay the sidebar, exalt the map

Evan Dashevsky, TechHive
9 May, 2013
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Google Maps is rumoured to get a UI (user interface) overhaul next week. According to the Google Operating System blog (an unofficial Google blog), the new interface will nix the sidebar and overlay all the information on top of a full-page screen.

Additionally, Maps will now allow users to filter local search results by top reviews or what people are recommending in your Google + circles.

The blog doesn’t mention where the screenshots or information came from; however, the timing may make sense as the Google I/O conference will also be next week.

The current Google Maps view with sidebar intact.


Google Maps

The new Google Maps.

Google has been asked for comment and we will update with any information as it comes in.

by Evan Dashevsky, Techhive


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