Google just updated its Maps app for iPhones and iPads.
Version 3.2 adds a number of new features that Yelp users are already familiar with, but brings them to Google’s popular navigation and discovery platform.
Among the improvements, Google Maps can now help you find things to do thanks to the new Explore feature, which offers a “local guide that shows you different places and activities depending on the location and time of day.”
You can also view short descriptions for your search results right on the map, as well as labels for reservations and events that you’ve made in Gmail.
But the biggest change to Google Maps, which Yelp users will be very familiar with, is the ability to view one’s search results in the Map or as a list. Previously in Google Maps, you could only view results from the map one at a time.
Now, when you view your results in a list, you can rank them by price or user rating, just as you can with Yelp.
The update arrives just one week after Yelp executives accused Google of manipulating its search engine to deliberately put Yelp results at a disadvantage.
Here’s a quick look at how the Yelp and Google Maps apps for iOS compare when it comes to search and discovery: