Therehas been talk for some time that Google Maps will open the augmented reality feature to users. Let’s say that the beta version of the augmented reality feature, called Live View, is currently available. Google Maps’ augmented reality feature, announced earlier this year, was available to both Google Pixel users and local guides for Google Maps in test mode, but the app was made available to everyone as of today.
This will bring a new definition to navigation, with users able to view the direction they need to go directly through the camera using the phone’s rear camera. At the bottom of the screen is google’s usual little map, which is always the case. Using GPS, the system that detects the user’s location can find out exactly where the person is with Street View data. In this way, augmented reality support reflects the direction you need to go to the screen with the help of the camera. Live View can be used on any phone that supports ARCore.
Perhaps the best part of the app is that the camera is not always on while it is used. Aiming to minimize getting lost in places previously unknown, Live View aims to quickly and easily navigate with arrows placed on the actual image and large, readable street signs.
Two days ago, we shared with you the news that Google’s travel app Trips is shutting down. While the closure of Trips upset sourcing travellers, many features of the travel app will be integrated into Google Maps. Google Maps, which includes the“Reservations”tab, is seriously improving itself when it considers the augmented reality feature.