To prevent misleading or create confusions, instead of user generated traffic alerts, Google will use data from other Google Maps users and traffic services to make sure information is accurate. Recommending alternate routes when is the case, Google Maps service will offer arguments and justification. Google Maps began as a C++ desktop program designed by Lars and Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen at Where 2 Technologies. In October 2004, the company was acquired by Google, which converted it into a web application. As a web application, Google Maps was launched in February 2005. The current redesigned version of the desktop application was made available in 2013.