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New Delhi: Internet giant Google on Thursday launched a new app — Delhi Public Transport App — which aims to make it easier for the residents of the national capital to get around on public transport.

The new experimental app will be built into Google Maps and will help users get transit directions easily even when the connection is slow and data is difficult to access, the internet giant said.

“Delhi Public Transport app makes the direction and time-table information for Delhi Metro and buses available offline, to help users get information about directions between bus stops and metro routes even when they don’t have any net connection,” Google said in a statement.

“Once the app is downloaded, it uses no data for directions’ queries or timetables, even if the phone is online. A small amount of data is used for news alerts (if online, roughly 1 KB each, about once a day) and user-optional feedback (up to 100 KB per feedback report),” it added.

The app will use the same transit data for DMRC metro, DTC buses, DIMTS (orange) buses and Gurgaon Rapid Metro as that found on Google Maps and available offline for the users.

According to Google, around 2.6 million people travel by Delhi Metro daily.

(IANS)

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Google has now rolled out updates to its “Maps” globally that were introduced in May, including the redesigned “Explore” tab with quick recommendations for eatries and more.

With the updates, users would be able to find exactly what they have been looking for, including restaurants, bars and cafes.

“Whether you’re staying local or planning a trip, you can always find the perfect spot no matter where you are in the world,” Sophia Lin, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

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The new “Explore” tab would surface the top events and activities happening around, along with photos, descriptions and filter by categories like “good for kids,” “cheap” or “indoor or outdoor.”

“Google Maps” would also keep a track of eateries featured in the “trending” lists that users have tried and would want to try out, based on their interests.

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Additionally, the “Location History” feature would come with a “Your Match” choice, which, depending on a numeric rating would suggest users “how likely they are to enjoy a place based on their own preferences.”

The “Explore” tab is available to all Android and iOS users globally and the “Your Match” feature is accessible to Android users worldwide, Lin added. (IANS)

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