The initial Live View idea that Google demoed at I/O 2018 saw the Maps application mark and overlay data over this present reality. It was an all the more full-featured AR experience that was not restricted to strolling directions. Presently two years of age, Google is preparing to satisfy that unique vision.
At the last part of Search On 2020 today, Google said that it will give “helpful information about a place right from within Live View.” The concise demo demonstrated skimming pins over areas that initially distinguish what sort of store or eatery a spot is. This description is followed by whether it’s open and when it closes.
Clients can tap to see a star rating and whether it’s at present occupied. A smaller sheet slides up to open the standard listing. Google offers this ability as having the option to get data by “simply pointing the camera.”
Those overlays expand on Google Maps previously indicating AR-esque spot markers in Street View. The tappable explanations distinguish the sort of business — like the overhead guides — and let you “easily get more information about the places they’re exploring.” As we noted in June:
“It surfaces information for street-level businesses so you can easily access phone numbers and photos. The functionality builds off annotations for museum artwork in 2017, and is rolling out to Google Maps for Android and the web.”
That was obviously laying the foundation for Live View, with this element showing up “in the coming months.”
Toward the beginning of October, Google declared how the element would overlay close by milestones to help AR navigation, while Live View can be utilized to adjust your present area and direction.
There’s likewise now location sharing where you utilize Live View to discover companions rather than places. It can likewise be gotten to without beginning the full navigation mode for faster cooperations.