Google Maps for Android version 6.7 is now available and features Google Offers integration, as well as indoor walking directions. According to the announcement, this release is U.S. only.
Google Offers hasn’t taken off as well as Google hoped, but this integration with Google Maps should boost its potential. According to the search giant, the new feature allows users to see and use deals nearby.
As for the indoor walking directions, Google originally launched indoor maps in the U.S. and Japan through Google Maps for Android last November. Since then, business owners have been adding their floor plans to maps using Google Maps Floor Plans. Today, we can now see the fruit of their labors, with indoor walking directions only available in participating venues (the number of which is undisclosed).
Today, in the U.S. only, we’re launching a way to discover nearby Google Offers in Google Maps for Android. To see great deals near you, tap on “Maps” to open the dropdown menu and then tap on “Offers.” If you see something you like you can click on it to learn more. Some Google Offers can be purchased and saved for later while others are immediately available for free.
With free Google Offers, press “Use now” to redeem instantly or “Save for later” for future use. You can also opt-in to receive notifications in the app when there are offers near you.
Though Google Maps for iOS hasn’t received any love as of late, its Android brethren is certainly getting attention today.
More to follow.
Source : http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/05/09/google-offers-and-indoor-walking-directions-come-to-the-newest-google-maps-for-android/