Google Maps on Android adds colourful doodles for custom locations

Igor Bonifacic

March 20, 2016 7:36pm

Google has added a small but cool new feature to the Android version of its Maps app.

Users can now add a colourful sticker to their home and work locations, as well as any other spot of personal significance. Currently, there are 24 sketches to choose from, including a three story apartment building and barn, and a couple of more fanciful ones like a dragon and pirate ship. Once the user gets Maps to associate a sticker with a location, they’ll see the sticker become a permanent fixture on the map.

The blog post accompanying the announcement doesn’t mention when these doodles will make their way to the iOS version of Maps.

  • Ridge

    Right now it only works for Work and Home. I’m not able to add an icon for other saved locations. Great idea though, my home is a castle now 😀

    • Josh Brown

      You can add text labels but not icons on other places.

  • hunkyleepickle

    No mention of how to actually do it?

  • Alex Galkin

    What is the point of these product derivatives? It does not add any real value. We are going to continue experiencing this lull in creativity and software innovation until the next generation of hardware hits. Go ahead, argue wid dat