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It is not too often that a large company like Google makes changes because of the requests of users. They tend to have developers for that. However I received a nice surprise in my inbox this morning. I made a request to revert the traffic patterns in Google Maps for iOS back to a previous style.
As you can see on the left, the previous style had traffic showing only green, yellow or red on the outside of the yellow/orange-ish routes. Then they changed the styling to have a white outline between the traffic patterns and the routes. The problem I had with this is that when you are on satellite view, it makes the traffic patterns extremely hard to see.
Well, Google informed me that they have changed the style thanks to my request. As you can now see, they have changed it to include a thicker traffic pattern style making it much more prominent.
Now I am not saying this was solely because of my request, but what I am saying is that my request was taken into consideration and a change was made based on my request.
Below is the full email from the Google Maps Team.