Google Maps for Mobile Adds Public Transportation Directions

When Google Maps added a public transportation feature for bus and train routes, it was only available on the desktop maps product. Now, Google Maps has brought the feature to its mobile maps product, which is where it should really shine, don’t you think?

The mobile version will have a few tricks that the desktop version does not have. Writing on the Google mobile blog, Software Engineer Joe Hughes explained. “For instance, you can find the last transit trips of the day (to figure out how late you can stay at the party) and more easily browse through earlier or later trips. The My Location feature, available on most phones, also makes it easier to set the start point of your journey.”

The update is available for Blackberry and other java-based phones. Google made a video about the update, check it out:

Will you be using the public transportation feature on Google Maps for Mobile? Leave a comment.

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