- Apr 12, 2001
Apple has updated the search feature in the Apple Maps app to focus on categories that are most important to people right now: groceries, food delivery, pharmacies, hospitals, and urgent care.
These category options come up first when searching, coming ahead of restaurants, fast food, gas stations, banks, and other categories that used to be higher priority in the list.
Places that are currently closed, such as shopping centers, are at the bottom of the search category list. These changes were first noticed by German site iPhone Ticker, which also points out similar changes that have been made in the Google Maps app.
Google Maps has gone even further than Apple Maps, letting users know when a business is closed or has shorter hours. The app also warns users to call a doctor before visiting a medical location.
Article Link: Apple Maps Focuses on Groceries, Food Delivery, Pharmacies and Hospitals When Searching