• Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media. The update was tied to directions and displayed how many calories you'd burn if you were to walk to your destination. By clicking on the walking option, you'd even be...
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  • The swift death of Google's cupcake feature is a valuable lesson in UX design

    The swift death of Google's cupcake feature is a valuable lesson in UX design

    1 month ago - By The Next Web

    Earlier today, Google rolled out a new feature in Maps for iPhone users in the US, which counted the calories burned when you walked to a certain place and depicted that in equivalent mini cupcakes. It was quickly panned by many a Twitter user and has already been killed off - that's perhaps one of the quickest deaths of a feature in a mobile app we've seen in recent times. ty for shaming me for my mini cupcake consumption google maps!!!! pic.twitter.com/nYwNHMJFqa - Khushb👻👻 Shah October 16, 2017 Users who disliked the feature noted that it could trigger people...
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  • Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it's not helpful and even potentially harmful

    Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it's not helpful and even potentially harmful

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Google Maps will remove a widely criticized experimental iOS feature that estimated how many calories its users could potentially burn by walking a route. A Google rep told TechCrunch that the decision was “based on strong user feedback” and the calorie estimator will no longer appear in Google Maps for iOS starting this evening.
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