Following the footsteps of Google, Apple recently made the Nearby feature available to users in India. The company expanded the Nearby feature to India that would allow users to find grocery stores, medical shops, restaurants, etc. near them.
This feature isn’t new to the Indian users as Google was the first to introduce the Nearby feature in the country and it has been around for long. Now with Apple introducing the feature in India, a lot of Apple Maps users can rely on the app for the places around them.
Along with India, Apple Maps has made the feature available in 30 other countries including Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam
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Earlier in January, Apple had introduced the much-awaited turn-by-turn navigation feature in India. Just like Google, the feature lets users move from one place to another. There are two modes available including the Drive and Walk modes. The app provides the usual details including the Estimated time of arrival and the distance between your location and destination. Apple claims to suggest the fastest route to the users just like how Google functions.
With Apple introducing all these features, Google might face stiff competition. However, considering there are more Android users in India than iOS, Google Maps would still be the preferred choice.