Google has been playing with the idea of integrating meteorological information in Google Maps for some time, but most experiments of the past have ended up in nothing, at least in its mobile version. Now, as reported in Reddit, the idea returns once again, this time as information pill superimposed on the map.
In the latest Google Maps test, for now only in the iOS version of the application, the current weather condition is displayed as well as the temperature in a small floating icon. The difference with previous implementations is that this information is based on the area you are looking at at that moment.
Weather on Google Maps
As usual in Google Maps tests, its activation is being progressive, although what is consistent is that, at the moment, It just seems to be coming to iOS. It is not the first time that Google Maps plays with including meteorological information, since it was included for some time in the pages of information of places, and continues to be shown when planning a route, although only if it is by public transport.
Weather information in route calculation
The main difference in this case is that it is a floating pill that change according to the area you are currently viewing, instead of being linked to a specific place. In this way, it can be useful when planning routes or excursions, saving you the step of finding that place in an application of time to consult its prediction.
The icon itself shows an icon showing the current condition as well as the current temperature. Those who have it activated warn that there is no setting to change the fahrenheit unit to celsius, depending on the regional options on the phone.
Via | TalkAndroid
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