Thursday, March 31, 2016

Funky Town Comes to Google Maps

This year's April Fools joke on Google Maps seems to have got off to a bit of a low key start.

For all of today Pegman has been dressed up in his finest funky clothes. He has been wearing a purple suit and has been sporting a rather fine beard. Searching the Google Maps html code reveals that the pegman image has been named 'funkytown', providing a little clue as to what Google Maps has in store for April Fools Day.

In desktop Google Maps I'm now also getting a message telling me to visit Funky Town in the Google Maps app. When I send this to my tablet it fills in the search bar in Google Maps with the words 'Won't you take me to Funky Town'.

A message then appears saying 'No results for won't you take me to Funky Town'. I guess Google isn't ready to get down with me just yet.

Some Google Maps users however are getting results and are being rewarded with a little animation of Pegman getting funky on the dance floor.

Hopefully there will be more to come from the new funky Google Maps when April Fools Day properly arrives.

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