Good custom map tool This app is good for those who like to create & share custom maps. Many of the features it lacks can be found in Google Maps, which is good reason why Google should never have separated the mapping tools into two applications. However, it needs full offline capability to be really of great use on mobile. No reason map tiles & kmz files can't be stored on device. Most of my maps are in places where data is lacking.
Im sooooo disappointed in this app. I have created my own customised route on "My Maps" which is fantastic however my custom route does not transfer over to Google Maps so you are unable to use the Navigation tool on your customised route. An example for me is that I have just created a 3 week road trip map through the Australian outback, and even though I have pre-planned my route and created my map, I want to be able to use Navigation when Im actually on the road. Ideally, "My Maps" should have a Navigation program installed into it, or "My Maps" maps, should be transferrable into Google Maps to use the Navigation facility there.
Just installed it, I was able to access my saved My Maps. But right away I noticed that the app has much less functionality than the desktop platform. The entire submenu below the search bar is missing, cannot "undo", "change style", "add photo", even "measure distance"! Perhaps Google didn't realize that the Android app will be used by travelers even more than the desktop/web platform. Also, why on earth this is a separate app from Google Maps? While you're at it Google, go ahead and create a separate app for "Contacts", "Tasks" etc under Gmail. Lord.
Needs a slight tweak The button to Navigate to a saved point seems hidden and small. Would like a Navigate button along bottom of screen after selecting a saved point. There's a big button to edit the saved point, but you have to select the name of the saved item then select a tiny button at top to navigate to that point. Save us a screen press and just put a Navigate option right next to the saved point name. Otherwise great app.
Does not fetch all the points. I marked 50 points in my PC in app only half or even less are visible on the phone. I tried few times on different maps and different phones and got the same results. The points just don't sync to the mobile App. Lame.
Why does it need access to my contacts? Last year i traced a map for trip and it was great. Now the app won't open unless I allow it to access contacts. Why? I am not interested in seeing my contacts whereabouts. It should be simple to trace a map and save it offline on my device. Why should it be on cloud? Google please adjust.
• Add and edit lines
• On-demand permissions (Android 6.0+)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements