The Android Market website has gotten a facelift. It’s now called Google Play, and if you ask me, it bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain “App Store” run by a company whose name rhymes with chapel.
Google — we like to call it “The Big G” around here — has announced a terrific new feature that will be of keen interest to everybody in commercial property from leasing to brokerage to management and everywhere in between. Not content to merely make it ridiculously easy to navigate streets and outdoor spaces to get to your building, airport or mall, Google Maps 6.0 for Android will now take the party indoors and provide floor plans with the same ease of use we’ve come to expect from Google Maps.
I applied the Google Maps 6.0 upgrade and took it for a spin on my HTC Evo. While the office building I was in didn’t have any interior map data, I did appreciate the new layout and look – especially the new drop-down menu, a long-wanted improvement.