The latest Google Maps update helps you find—and click through—for simplified delivery.
Ordering food online can be a pain. What site to go to: Seamless, GrubHub, or Doordash? Which restaurant is close by? And what's even open at this time of night?
Luckily, Google Maps is trying to make the process of staving off hunger a little bit easier by simplifying the way we search for delivery options. In the latest update—version 10.24.0, which rolled out this week—the iOS app has integrated third-party delivery services into a restaurant's Maps information. Although availability is limited based on country, services like Seamless, Doordash, Eat24, Delivery.com, Chownow, and GrubHub are all now (at least in certain areas) automatically connected based on what the restaurant uses. So instead of funneling an order through a food app first, you can instead search for your next meal based on location or venue of choice. And if you're not sure where to order from to begin with, the update also enables you to explore your area for restaurants that fall into specific categories, like "Where the locals eat" or "Business dining."
Other updates include the ability to drop a pin anywhere in the world and find a plus code (which is like a longitude/latitude reading), and a streamlined approach to taking and adding photos of places within the app. You can download the update from the iTunes Store.