• Flemming Kaasgaard

    For my part I must admit to be very excited that Google Maps is back. Not because Apple Maps i filled with flaws, I haven’t found any problems with the addresses I’ve used.
    However, Google have a much more extensive database of information, at least in Denmark, so when I want to go somewhere, and know the name of the place but not the address, Google serves me much better than Apple does.

  • AlexS123

    to be honest the app is better than apple map but worse than the previous google map – mainly because it’s slow.

  • Matthew Majorenos

    Is it already available in the Philippines? I can’t find Google maps in my apps store

  • http://twitter.com/gsterling Greg Sterling

    Yes, Google’s data are considerably better than Apple’s especially outside the US

  • Pierre Gardin

    “Google either wasn’t improving the app or Apple wasn’t allowing Google to do what it wanted.”

    Source for the fact the app was not developed by Apple?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-N-Fran-Farrell/100002337622505 Jack N Fran Farrell

    Siri was as half-baked as as Apple-maps. When Apple let’s Google voice search and Google Now integrate in iPhone it will be a cold day in hell.

  • http://twitter.com/gsterling Greg Sterling

    Not sure precisely what you’re saying/asking . ..

  • http://www.tylerherrick.com Tyler Herrick

    Apple was the one who designed the old “Maps” app which utilized Google services.

  • Pierre Gardin

    You say (rather, imply) Google designed the old Maps app, without citing any source. I, like Tyler Herrick, always heard Apple designed it.

    For instance, the Youtube app was Apple-designed: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/06/20YouTube-Live-on-Apple-TV-Today-Coming-to-iPhone-on-June-29.html

    According to the language in the PR (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/01/09Apple-Reinvents-the-Phone-with-iPhone.html) and the design changes from the web-based and Android-based Google Maps apps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-nFXBmBrUw), I think Apple designed the first Maps app.

  • natfinn

    I played with Google Maps app on my iPhone 4 tonight on the way to the FGCU/FIU game. The OldOld Man & I went down streets that were acronyms in Ft. Myers, FL and GM said, “Turn left on ‘fug-coo’ (FGCU – acronym for Florida Gulf Coast University). GM also doesn’t know that “Alico” is “ah-LEE-co” instead of “alex-co” – which means a “pronunciation” section will need to be added to Google Maps suggestions. It also would shout out upcoming turns while we were in the previous intersection which had my 87-year old grandfather about slam on the breaks. That was a bit scary.

    But Google Maps did a couple things tonight that were impressive

    1) It’s the first time I saw Google Maps reroute on the fly with directional navigation and the audio turn-by-turn kept up.
    2) The voice gave estimations that were more conversational & easier to hear. Instead of “turn right in 1.6 miles,” it said, “the turn is up ahead in a mile and a half.”0
    3) We changed directions again to stop at a Wendys for Frostees. I closed the phone to enjoy the dessert then pulled it back out to do a couple (Google Chrome) searches to see that Michael Jordan was practicing with the Bobcats, again. As we got back on the road I heard the directions tell me the turn was coming up. The App was STILL running!

    Honestly, I couldn’t be any happier with this installment of Google Maps. Google Plus- like user interface, integration with Google account to save and build up directions and addresses with ease, Google Earth integration…Apple is going to quickly find out that they put a brilliant piece into Google’s social offering by forcing Mountain View to make what is now not only the unchallenged leader in mobile mapping, but perhaps the best app on the market. Apple literally f-ed themselves and f-ed Facebook today.

    Google now has the mobile pieces in place, fumbling into a social leader. I hope they can put it all together flawlessly in 2013.

    Revolutions are half improvise and half compromise. Google has Apple to thank for the latter. Steve Jobs would be firing people left and right if he saw this happening.

  • http://www.searchresultsmedia.com/ Search Results Media

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing. Ya you are right it is actually much better than Google Maps for Android. I have personally used both, but i find it much better on my iphone.

  • mark roberts

    Yes I love google maps app and search app but I need them to work together without Siri. Google voice recognition is 100% better than Siri.