Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Software > All Things Apple

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
aphex
Moderator
All Things Apple
 
aphex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 38,548
Default Google Maps returning to iOS tonight?

Hope its true!

http://gizmo.do/fXSSxH8
__________________
Heatware (149-0-0) | eBay (363-0-0)
aphex is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
JAG87
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,602
Default

Oh god blessssssss
JAG87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
Childs
Diamond Member
 
Childs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 8,946
Default

I wonder if it will have all the Android version features.
__________________
i7-3770k@4.6Ghz * 16GB RAM * Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti OC 3GB * 840 Pro 512GB * 24" Asus VG248QE 144Hz
Mac Mini i7 2.6Ghz * 16GB RAM * 840 Pro 512GB * 27" Dell U2711
Origin name: tT-Childs
Childs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
Anonemous
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,216
Default

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goog...585027354?mt=8

Quote:
As was foretold, it's brought turn-by-turn navigation along for the ride -- we trust you won't need Google (or us) to tell you where to find the download.

Last edited by Anonemous; 12-12-2012 at 10:50 PM.
Anonemous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
Printer Bandit
Lifer
 
Printer Bandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 11,175
Default

did it get pulled from the App Store?
Printer Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
Anonemous
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 7,216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Printer Bandit View Post
did it get pulled from the App Store?
Just gotta keep trying, it's overloading the app store due to all the users downloading it.
Anonemous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:19 PM   #7
TuxDave
Lifer
 
TuxDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 10,464
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anonemous View Post
Just gotta keep trying, it's overloading the app store due to all the users downloading it.
It didn't work for me earlier, but now it did and I got it installed.
__________________
post count = post count + 0.999.....
(\__/)
(='.'=)This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(")signature to help him gain world domination.
TuxDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
Printer Bandit
Lifer
 
Printer Bandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 11,175
Default

this worked:

1. Search google maps
2. Open the card for google earth
3. Scroll down to "developer" and click on it
4. Scroll to the very bottom and google maps will be there
5. Install
Printer Bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
Childs
Diamond Member
 
Childs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 8,946
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Printer Bandit View Post
did it get pulled from the App Store?
I didnt see if from a search of the store, but found a web link for the iTunes location and installed that way.
__________________
i7-3770k@4.6Ghz * 16GB RAM * Gigabyte GTX 780 Ti OC 3GB * 840 Pro 512GB * 24" Asus VG248QE 144Hz
Mac Mini i7 2.6Ghz * 16GB RAM * 840 Pro 512GB * 27" Dell U2711
Origin name: tT-Childs
Childs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
bigrash
Lifer
 
bigrash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Flushing, NY
Posts: 17,447
Default

Downloading now. Will see how good it is.
bigrash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:26 AM   #11
gevorg
Diamond Member
 
gevorg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 4,799
Default

Jobs is twisting in his grave...
gevorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 02:09 AM   #12
secretanchitman
Diamond Member
 
secretanchitman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 9,228
Default

its pretty good. the only noticeable bug i see is that i somehow cant set my default work location, but home is just fine. scrolling can also be a tad smoother but otherwise i like it. this is very much an improvement even over the built in google maps in ios5 (which my 4S is still on!).
__________________
Heatware/eBay/PSN/XBL/Steam/Wii U: secretanchitman (11-0-0 and 28-0-0)

Apple iPhone 5S (64GB/Space Grey/Sprint/7.1.2/Jailbroken/Unlocked)
Apple iPad Air (128GB/Space Grey/Sprint/7.1.2/Jailbroken/Unlocked)
Apple iMac 27" (3.4Ghz/16GB/256GB+1TB/6970M 2GB/OSX 10.10)
Apple Macbook Pro 15" (2.6Ghz/16GB/1TB/750M 2GB/Retina/OSX 10.10)
secretanchitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 02:57 AM   #13
gus6464
Golden Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,331
Default

Voice guided turn by turn on my iphone 4. Sad day when Google gives me that feature and not the guys that made my phone.
gus6464 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 06:21 AM   #14
chin311
Diamond Member
 
chin311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 4,188
Default

Hallelujah! Just in time for when I need it for transit help in Chicago. Time to shove Apple maps into a dark buried folder!.
__________________
It is easier to stay out than get out.
chin311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:32 AM   #15
TangoJuliet
Diamond Member
 
TangoJuliet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,374
Default

The app is pretty slick. I only played around with it for about 15 minutes so I still have more testing to do.

Its a huge improvement over the native iOS (iphone 4s) app. I did not update my phone to iOS 6 so I cannot compare it to apple's map app
TangoJuliet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
JAG87
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,602
Default

Anyone else find it laggy when zooming and panning? I'm on an iPhone 5 so I wouldn't think the hardware speed is the problem....
JAG87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:36 AM   #17
TangoJuliet
Diamond Member
 
TangoJuliet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,374
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAG87 View Post
Anyone else find it laggy when zooming and panning? I'm on an iPhone 5 so I wouldn't think the hardware speed is the problem....
Not at all. Maybe it's your network speed? Are you on wifi or cellular?
TangoJuliet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #18
runawayprisoner
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,496
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAG87 View Post
Anyone else find it laggy when zooming and panning? I'm on an iPhone 5 so I wouldn't think the hardware speed is the problem....
The overall framerate is low, but... considering map tiles are now completely vectorized and are a lot more detailed than even the Android version, I'd think that's worth it.

Other than that, I don't see any lag?
__________________
Poking through JPSX...
runawayprisoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #19
TuxDave
Lifer
 
TuxDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 10,464
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TangoJuliet View Post
Not at all. Maybe it's your network speed? Are you on wifi or cellular?
Are you directly comparing with Apple Maps? I'm not seeing something as bad as 5fps stutter/lag but on my 4S if I just pan around and see how quickly things refresh on both platforms, the Google Map framerate is definitely lower. Even the side panel thing you can probably start counting home many frames show up.

It doesn't hurt its usability, but it is slower. I wonder how bad is it on a 4?
__________________
post count = post count + 0.999.....
(\__/)
(='.'=)This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(")signature to help him gain world domination.
TuxDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #20
runawayprisoner
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,496
Default

It's actually the same on my iPhone 4 as on my iPhone 5.

Framerate seems lower than the stock Maps app, but it's not like it's chugging along.

And it looks nicer than the stock Maps app, so...
__________________
Poking through JPSX...
runawayprisoner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #21
JAG87
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,602
Default

Okay so it's not just me. I'm sure it will be improved later on. For now, I'm more than grateful to have transit back
JAG87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #22
TuxDave
Lifer
 
TuxDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 10,464
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runawayprisoner View Post
It's actually the same on my iPhone 4 as on my iPhone 5.

Framerate seems lower than the stock Maps app, but it's not like it's chugging along.

And it looks nicer than the stock Maps app, so...
Yeah I'm still willing to play with it later. It has earned a valuable spot on my front page. It's time for it to battle with the Apple Maps icon above it. One could get deleted, the other moved into my last page "junk" folder.
__________________
post count = post count + 0.999.....
(\__/)
(='.'=)This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
(")_(")signature to help him gain world domination.
TuxDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:20 PM   #23
Kenmitch
Diamond Member
 
Kenmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: 92557
Posts: 5,515
Default

Strange how some defend Apple to the end and state things like Google and Android are evil, but at the same time wish for Google's products to come to the rescue....Go figure.

I wouldn't expect Google to poor thousands of man hours into Apps for iOS when Apple chooses to just shitz on them in the end.
__________________
HeatWare
Email
Kenmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #24
TangoJuliet
Diamond Member
 
TangoJuliet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 5,374
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuxDave View Post
Are you directly comparing with Apple Maps? I'm not seeing something as bad as 5fps stutter/lag but on my 4S if I just pan around and see how quickly things refresh on both platforms, the Google Map framerate is definitely lower. Even the side panel thing you can probably start counting home many frames show up.

It doesn't hurt its usability, but it is slower. I wonder how bad is it on a 4?
I've never used apple maps before. I have an iPhone 4S running 5.1.1
I am strictly comparing the native google maps app on the 4s vs the one they just released yesterday.
TangoJuliet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #25
Saint Nick
Lifer
 
Saint Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Land of Ooze
Posts: 17,695
Default

Trying to download right now from the app store -- no go. Must be getting hammered! The whole app store app isn't loading anything.
__________________
Be kind; everyone is in the midst of a struggle. | heatware (64-0-0)
Saint Nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.