Google Maps returning to iOS tonight?

Discussion in 'All Things Apple' started by aphex, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. TuxDave

    TuxDave Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,577
    Likes Received:
    1

    Some people on this forum? Or some people on the Internet? The Internet is a terrible place where the loudest minorities get noticed. I would try to not assume the loudest people represent the majority.
     
    #26 TuxDave, Dec 13, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  2. onza

    onza Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2000
    Messages:
    8,965
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used google's navigation and it works pretty slick. I like the feature were you can actually move around while it's navigating.
     
  3. ViviTheMage

    ViviTheMage Lifer

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    35,847
    Likes Received:
    1
    I was really hoping they'd integrate the bike map feature, damn.

    navigon >>>>>>>>>>>> * still for map nav.
     
  4. JackBurton

    JackBurton Lifer

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2000
    Messages:
    15,942
    Likes Received:
    6
    There is a good reason Apple pulled Google Maps from their phones. For me though, I never missed it. Again, I just paid for a superior product right out of the gate (Navigon). Love it, and never had the need to use Google Maps. For people that wanted a free GPS app, yeah, they weren't too happy about the decision to pull the app. The only thing I would disagree with them on (Apple), is that they pulled it before they could release a polished GPS app of their own. The deadline was too close, and they rushed the product to market. Not a good move.

    As for Google rushing to get their app approved, they didn't do it to appease Apple, they did it out of their own interest. Every day that passed by that iOS users didn't use their app meant a loss in revenue for them. Google is smart (which is more than I can say about anti-Apple trolls). This was a business decision for them, nothing more.
     
    #29 JackBurton, Dec 13, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  5. OneOfTheseDays

    OneOfTheseDays Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2000
    Messages:
    7,052
    Likes Received:
    0
    This only reflects positively on Google. Well worth the effort for them.
     
  6. Printer Bandit

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    13,591
    Likes Received:
    4
    the 3D view turn by turn is terrible on google maps compared to apple.
     
  7. TuxDave

    TuxDave Lifer

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    10,577
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yeah I noticed that what Google navigation shows is uglier and more boring. I wouldn't call it terrible, but it could definitely could use some freshening up.
     
  8. Tyranicus

    Tyranicus Senior member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's really annoying that there are no cycling directions in this app.
     
  9. Eug

    Eug Lifer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2000
    Messages:
    21,311
    Likes Received:
    46
    This is not so much for the iPhone 4S, but for those of you still on the iPhone 4 (like me) and iOS 5 (not me), I suggest you stay there. iOS 5 is a bit speedier than iOS 6, enough to be noticeable. Add Google Maps, and iOS 5.1 is a complete package.

    I wish I didn't install iOS 6. Unless you're a fb/twit fanatic, there just isn't any compelling reason to go iOS 6 on an iPhone 4 IMO.
     
  10. Saint Nick

    Saint Nick Lifer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Messages:
    17,723
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where the F&@% is street view? It is advertised in the App Store but I can't find it anywhere.
     
  11. runawayprisoner

    runawayprisoner Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Tap and hold to drop a pin on a point, tap the address on the bottom, and it'll slide up to reveal... Street View!
     
  12. Saint Nick

    Saint Nick Lifer

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    Messages:
    17,723
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers :)
     
Loading...