The Google Maps Offline Features Just Became More Sophisticated

By: Meghan Young - May 30, 2015
References: maps.google & theverge
The Google Maps Offline features have been given a boost recently, allowing users to conduct searches without the need for data or wifi as well as benefit from turn-by-turn voice navigation instructions. Although this could benefit a wide range of people, its "Aimed to help users in developing countries where access to data is either spotty, expensive, or both, the new features will let people use Google's services even when they don't have 'super reliable connectivity,'" writes The Verge.

Giving such essential services a more universal model, the Google Maps Offline features point to a future in which technology helps to make online experience more accessible. Consumers will appreciate the effort companies are making to create a space beneficial around the world.