YouTube for iOS Gets Slide Over, Split View Support; Google Maps Updated

Google has updated YouTube for iPad users yesterday and today Google Maps for iOS.

For YouTube, the app finally gets Slide Over and Split View support—but still no picture-in-picture. The two former features debuted in iOS 9, with Slide Over allowing apps to slide partially into the screen from the right quickly, while Split View allows you to run two apps side-by-side. These features are very useful for 12.9-inch iPad Pro users, allowing them to maximize their larger display real estate.

Slide Over works for the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 or newer; Split View requires an iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 or iPad Pro.

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As for Google Maps for iOS, today’s update brings a dedicated ride services tab to select countries, bringing pickup times and prices for Uber, 99Taxis, Ola Cabs, Hailo, MyTaxi and Gett.

Uber operates in Canada in within Edmonton, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Region, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City—let us know if you’re seeing support for this new tab.

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Also new is the ability to find your saved places and recents within Spotlight search in iOS (as seen in the screenshot above), while you can now save your driving, walking and bicycling routes.

Download links: YouTube for iOS; Google Maps for iOS

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