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Old 12-13-2012, 07:52 AM
goldglover411 goldglover411 is offline
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The official google maps app is finally out! It came out last night and I havent seen a thread for it so i thought id let you guys know. No more horrible apple maps. Its already the top free app so if you havent downloaded it yet you should
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:05 AM
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I was really looking forward for this, but unfortunately I don't like them at all. Apple may have much worse data, but the their app is more responsible and feels nice. When I run google maps I feel like letting android inside my iPhone Feels wrong.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:32 AM
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Thanks for the heads up , going to try it now
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:38 AM
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:01 AM
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The UI is a bit clunky, IMHO, but of course I'm glad to have this. I'm going to test out the turn-by-turn voice nav later today, which is something I don't have on my iPhone 4 with Apple's Maps app. I actually haven't had any significant problems with Apple's Maps - it seems to work well in my area. But no turn-by-turn voice nav.

Tip: if you are searching for something in Apple's Maps app, you can get the routing/navigation done in Google Maps by choosing Transit as the route type. Apple's Maps doesn't have transit routing, so it lists apps you have that do navigation. You tap Google Maps in the list and it jumps to that app and does the route there. You can then set the route type, which seems to default to car, or maybe it's whatever was used last?

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:24 AM
lokiman lokiman is offline
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Nice to have them back

I stopped using iOS6 maps after I found a good solution from our local map provider (Mapy.cz). I live in a big city and and I always liked public transport info in the original Google Maps but Apple's one doesn't have it (and many other things) so I was one of millions of users who didn't use iOS 6 maps at all.

Now we got Google maps available again but I am not sure if I will eventually switch back ... their maps is OK but this thing I am using now is super cool in my city/country.
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