Google have today update their Google Maps for iPhone application to version 1.1, now available from the App Store the update brings various location searching improvements as well as contact searching.

The app will now be able to find restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations, bars and other types of locations nearby, with all new icons displaying each location.

There is also Google Contacts integration, allowing you to view address for users within your lists from the app itself, it is also now available in Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE, allowing users to choose between either kilometers or miles from within the settings.

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