Google Maps Adds AR & Travel Features & Will Guarantee Flight Prices
Google said “On top of this, we’re taking an additional step to give you more confidence when booking a flight. When we predict the price won’t decrease for select itineraries booked between August 13 and September 2, we’ll guarantee the price won’t drop, and we’ll refund you the difference if it does.”
Unsure if your flight’s price will drop after you’ve booked? Taking off on August 13th, #GoogleFlights will guarantee certain fares. Find out how it works ✈️ → https://t.co/YhJkhLMjZR pic.twitter.com/RzhRcyCkKx
— Google (@Google) August 8, 2019
Also, the Google Maps app is finally going to add those cool AR features they have been demoing for some time. Google said “augmented reality (AR) to better see which way to walk. Arrows and directions are placed in the real world to guide your way. We’ve tested Live View with the Local Guides and Pixel community over the past few months, and are now expanding the beta to Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit starting this week.”
Google is also putting all your flights, reservations, hotels, etc in one place to help keep you organized for your trip. Google said “Simply tap on the three gray lines at the top left corner of your screen, and then on “Your Places”. Then, hit the “Reservations” tab where you’ll see a list of your upcoming trips. Selecting your trip will instantly pull up your reservations, and you can even access them if you’re offline, so no need to worry if you’re off the grid with no service or traveling internationally without a data plan.”
Google also added new restaurant features for searchers and a way to share your trip details with friends.
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