Google Maps unveils its first-ever augmented reality interface

The revamped Google Maps is said to help with restaurant recommendations whether the user is exploring a new location, getting together with friends or hosting family from outside the city. The new Google Maps, in the coming months, will become more assistive and personal that will help users figure out what they'd like to eat, drink and explore irrespective of their location.

Using the power of machine learning and data that Google Maps has gathered on you, the service will recommend what percentage of a match a selected food or drink venue is to your preferences.

Google Maps will also have a couple of other useful tools. Navigating all of that information in the real world can be a bit of a hassle, but Google Maps hopes to be your one-stop shop for keeping tabs on the restaurants you want to visit and those you didn't know you wanted to visit just yet. Once the information is concluded, a user will be able to make reservations directly from the Google Maps app itself, or can also ask the Google Assistant to do it for them.

Google Maps is also adding a feature that will help groups of friends coordinate their interests. You can long press on places and your group mates can vote to keep it in or out. A step above GPS, VPS effectively lays Maps' navigation features over what the user sees in the Camera app. It looks a heck of a lot like what Google Glass wanted to be but on your phone.

It's these match scores that are the most interesting, since it's basically Google's own algorithms telling you how it thinks you'll like a particular place.

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In a demo at Google's I/O developer conference today (May 8), Google executives show how a phone's camera can use AR features to augment directions. It is created to come up with personalized recommendations to users based on their interests.

As detailed, a new Explore tab features everything you need to know about dining, events, and activity options in an area that you're interested in. With Google Maps, you won't miss a thing.

Google has announced the new features that are coming to its Maps app this year.

All these changes should be coming this summer. These include a For You tab, that will tell you about things like new business and trending restaurants in your neighborhood.

  • Regina Walsh