Google and redesigns: its applications as a spearhead
After several years enjoying Material Design, it is the turn to Material Theme, an evolution of the design guides that allow creating a more solid identity through the interface and that is better adapted to the new times, especially in terms of usability, taking better advantage of the lower menus that are placed within reach of the thumbs with which a smartphone is usually controlled.
But to adopt the new standard, Google it needs to show what it is capable of. Because of this, there is no better showcase than your own applications. Used by many people and pre-installed in many cases on all devices, they are a perfect access point for these new ideas, inviting users to investigate the new design and giving developers an opportunity to see how the public reacts. . This is what was done with the premiere of the Google Tasks app and what happens now with it redesign of Google Maps.
This is the new Google Maps with Material Theme
Notably, this design update is being applied from the server side. Therefore, it does not matter which version you have, although it is always recommended that you update to the latest available. That said, what does this redesign offer? First of all, a lot of white. Material Theme stands out for offering more solid and expanded colors throughout the interface, and Google stands out for being using the color white a lot.
From here on, the predominance of rounded shapes and the color blue as a color accent is noticeable. The functionalities do not change much and in each tab you will find what to expect. However, the To explore it is more prominently modified.
Much more color is added to this screen and above all the amount of elements that can be seen is relaunched. From events to restaurants in the area, through this tab pass the main points of interest to use Google maps as a tool to discover new sites. In addition, both Google like other websites they can now create their own lists of sites to appear here.