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Google Maps iOS Update Gas Prices Business Hours

Google Maps is no longer just about helping you get to where you need to go, and with the latest update to the app for iOS, it will help you save both time and money. Google Maps version 4.13.0, which is now available to download from the iTunes App Store, has added two important new features: Lists of gas prices at nearby gas stations and hours of operation for nearby businesses.

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Opening up Google Maps and doing a simple search for “gas” will show you the closest gas stations and will also display what those stations are charging per gallon of gas:


With this new update, you can also search for a type of business near you and Google Maps will not only tell you such businesses’ locations but also tell you what their most popular business hours are so you can avoid going there during crowded times if you want. So if you want to go to a restaurant at a given hour and beat the rush, you’ll know to get there at 6 p.m. instead of, as you can see in the example below:

Google originally debuted these features on the Android version of its app earlier this year but now it’s gotten around to bringing them to iOS. While iOS users may be using Apple Maps more than Google’s service, it’s hard to argue that Apple Maps has Google Maps beat in terms of useful features.

Download the latest version of Google Maps for iOS at this link.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.