Review: Google Maps for iPhone drives competition with Apple
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:27 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:50 AM
It lists my location as a nearby apartment complex--the location is spot on, but the name is wrong--and with no mention of the one I actually live in at all.
When I first tried to download the app, all initially went well. But, when I tried moving Apple's Maps app to the last screen of my iPhone and then moving the Google app from the second screen to the spot where Apple's app was--the iPhone crashed and rebooted--three times!
The solutions seemed to be to first move Google's app, THEN move the Apple one. When I did that, all was well.
Do you suppose Apple was subtly trying to tell me something?
Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:28 AM
My initial impression is that right now that the Google app has the edge, but it's no bad thing to have more than one maps app with you and I'm sure there's an Apple update just around the corner. Game on!
Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:39 PM
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:51 AM
Actually, that's the only reason I downloaded it. My seat-of-the-pants "testing" showed that Google Maps' traffic outperforms even the sigalert system used by local news media.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:11 AM
I totally agree. Well, at least it's possible to make it display distance in km if you choose a European country in your phone's "Region Format" --- but I'm not happy with it because I like to use the US format, and it will only display miles in that case (yet I was brought up on metric units).
Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:43 AM
Would I have to upgrade to iOS 6 to get the new Google Maps app to properly access public transit data?
Does anyone have any experience with this?
Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:24 AM
Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:38 AM