The Google Maps app for iPhone has been updated today, to Version 1.1. The update includes a handful of useful new features:
* Search your Google Contacts; sign in to have your saved addresses show up when you search for friends and family by name.
* Quickly search for local places by selecting popular categories such as restaurants, bars, cafes, gas stations, etc.
* Choose between Kilometers or Miles for your preferred distance units.
* Note that some features may not be available in all countries.
As notable as what’s in the update is what’s missing – namely an iPad version, given that this app was released nearly 3 months ago. In the meantime, it continues to look terrible and be far less useful on the iPad.