Google Maps is the go-to app for smartphone uses looking to find a bar, grocery store, bus stop and even shopping malls.
In 2019, maps will slowly start to become a layer on top of most processes — from communication to compiling data.
For instance, using past preferences, apps will be able to connect users to friends in the area or even warn them from visiting particular locations that pose a threat.
Google Maps already has a polling feature that allows users to create a list of places, which their friends can then rate to decide their final destination.
Even within a home, maps can dictate for automated robots can navigate on their own when users place a request like, “Get me a beer.”
Maps will become smarter and more complex in their functioning this year becoming the newest layer to dictate user interactions online.