It’s Closed! Google Maps wants to help you arrive on time

Thomas Wellburn
June 17, 2015

Google Maps has just got a new feature that enables your phone to alert you if the destination you’re travelling to will close before you arrive.

There’s nothing worse than travelling miles to your destination only to discover that it shut two hours ago.

Navigation apps have never offered a feature to compensate in this department, meaning you always have to remain incredibly vigilant to avoid disappointment.

It seems that Google has realised this and pushed out a new update for their Maps application. It includes a new feature which offers context aware updates for your destination based on closing times.

When you head off to your destination, Google Maps will now show a message that reads “Your destination may be closed by the time you arrive”.

There’s now no excuses for arriving late or finding somewhere closed. You have been warned.

For more on Google, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Google page. 

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