Google, a company that continuously strives to bring better products to it’s customers, is silently working behind the scenes to bring a more refined and friendly user experience on it’s maps service.
Google maps, when opened from the browser in a desktop environment, now shows a new option to send directions of a place to a “device”. The device can be an android phone or tablet, which is registered with the respective Google account. There’s a little pre-requisite, the device must be running the latest version of the Google Maps app.
When the “send to device” option is clicked, it will show the number of devices registered with the account. Once the device is selected, it will send a notification to the device. Then the user can use it to determine driving directions or navigational help using the device’s on board GPS sensor.
Overall, a very nifty feature is added to the already very popular, very useful service of Google Maps. Now, a place, searched on desktop need not to be searched on mobile again. A very smart collaboration between the desktop and the mobile devices is possible with this option.