Google Maps seems to be taking more and more inspiration from Apple Maps
Google Maps has undergone a bit of a makeover with changes to its color scheme, and not everyone’s thrilled about it. Some users are digging the fresh look, but a bunch of regulars are feeling a bit disgruntled.
So, what’s different? Well, now the roads are rocking a gray hue, taking a leaf out of Apple’s color book. Forests are sporting a darker green, and the water has a lighter blue tone. However, the active route is all serious with a much darker blue, and alternate routes are shown in a lighter blue instead of the old gray. The reception is a bit of a mixed bag. Some folks like the revamp, but a decent number are not on board.
The chief complaint? Lack of clarity. Users are finding it harder to quickly make out what’s what, especially when on the move. One user mentioned that the new subdued look is cute but not practical. Another bone of contention is the blue alternate routes, making it a bit tricky to tell them apart, especially with factors like glare coming into play. Google might want to mull over these reactions, especially concerning the alternate routes, as not everyone seems thrilled with the current color symphony.