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a little overboard there...
get a droid then.
So for the purposes YOU use the maps for... anything besides the default maps app is useless. Gotcha. For me, 95% of my usage is opening up the maps app from the home screen, and typing in the name of a place and finding it, i.e. there is zero difference for me...
...except I have a great deal more confidence in google maps over Apple's, and I can finally get transit directions when I'm in the city. It's great for me and hardly "useless."
to Apple for forcing Google to get their **** together on iOS...
Situation: Apple cannot get Google to update its maps app on iOS. It was ok, but Google refused to update it to include turn-by-turn directions or voice guidance even though Android had these features forever. Apple says, "Enough" and boots Gmaps from iOS and replaces it with an admittedly half-baked replacement. The world groans. Apple has egg on its face. Google steps up it’s game and rolls out a new, free new maps app in iOS today that is totally amazing, I’m sure to stick it in Apple’s face… Ooops.
Bottom line: Apple took one for the team (ate some ****) and fooled Google into doing exactly what Apple has been asking for years. Users win.
I agree, if it truly played out that way I expect the next update to give the option of default maps.
I waited forever to update to ios6 because I use the map function pretty frequently. This week, I finally gave in and updated. I used apple maps twice. Twice, it did not get me to the desired location. One time it was more than 5 miles off. That's actually worthless. Apple maps may connect automatically from links, but it really doesn't matter if a map app is quick to use if it's inaccurate. Downloaded google maps this week, put those same to locations in to see if it would get it right - it did. That's a functioning, worthwhile app.
Did they re-hire the guy in charge of executing that brilliant ruse? I assume firing him was part of the great deception.
Apple kicked Google's ass in line.
Either this is farcical or you are more delusional than I imagined.
Yes, let's all applaud Apple for Google Maps being awesome.
I don't know why Google bothers to let Apple users to use their maps. It's pretty obvious that that was one huge advantage Android had over Apple. Why give your best technology to your biggest competitor? I don't get it. When will Apple come out with an iTunes version for Android?
There are other apps that let you use itunes on Android.
That's not the point. It appears Google is trying to play nice with Apple, but Apple doesn't play nice with Google. Huh.
Because there are way too many iPhone users out there for Google to ignore that market. Even though iOS competes with Android, Apple is not going away of course so Google might as well get as many users as possible.
By the way, have you decided on your car yet?
Yeah see Apple has pretty much abandoned all Android users, they don't even try. If my car stereo wasn't only compatible with my iPod I would probably never use any Apple software or device at all.
I'm pretty indecisive about cars, I'll bump the other thread as to not hijack this one.
My first attempt to use the Google Maps app on my i5 and it screwed up and told me to start by doing a big loop in the opposite direction of where I'm traveling.
Google has so much personal data on you, it knows you love the famous Langdon Dr loop.
It was an added bonus. Everyone at Apple hated that guy. Boom. Two birds, one stone.
How was Google playing nice with iOS users by refusing to incorporate turn-by-turn directions? Apple had been asking them to do so for years.
And let's keep in mind that Google makes way more money from iOS than they do from Android.
This post was edited by Trevor Barnes 19 months ago
Are there ads in google maps on iOS?
edit: Also you sound like a Michigan fan. "Oh we didn't want him anyways... he's only a 4 star recruit"
This post was edited by Stils 19 months ago
You are just like Bobby Sak
Behold the walls of Sparta: 10000 men and every one a brick.
Man are you a brain-dead automaton!
Why not just sign your paycheck over to Apple and let them decide how much you should get to keep?
My guess is that the tension between Google and Apple over apps was FAR more complicated than as reported.
FYI, if you ever use public transit, here is something I discovered in the last couple days. I downloaded and started using the new Google Apps for iPhone and tried the exercise of seeing if it could map simple directions using local public transit, which in the Lansing area would be CATA. The new Google Maps app spit out a message that there was no public transit information for an area.
Not true! I used the previous Google Maps app for at least two years, and it nicely integrated with CATA bus schedules. So I sent emails to Google and to CATA. Google responded that they would look into my concern about San Juan Capistrano - ??? CATA replied to my concern saying that they don't care about apps, that I was on my own, talk to Google.
So I did an experiment - I defined my home location in the new Google Maps app. And guess what? CATA bus routes appeared. So this is cool if you live in one place, but if you are on the road, you would expect Google Maps to identify local public transit without you having a starting address or Zip Code. If you are in a random city, you want it to be able to look up the bus or rail or subway.
Anyhow, at least in the Lansing area, the new Google Maps app does have local transit information - CATA in Lansing's case - but in my experience, even though it knew where I was, it could not look up the local public transit service provider.
Probably easily fixed.
I sign part of my paycheck over to Apple and to Google every pay period actually...
Sounds like a bug in the app. Guessing it'll get resolved through updates.
Don't feel like reading 6 pages. Is the Google maps app worth getting? I have an iphone 5.
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