Google Maps for iOS
Google Maps for iOS is out, free, beautiful, and comes with turn-by-turn directions. This is the day a lot of people have been waiting for ever since Apple abandoned Google’s beloved service in iOS 6. What a turn of events, particularly considering Google’s app includes voice guided turn-by-turn driving directions. Holy moly. I’ve been unable […]
I’m fascinated with maps. I love maps. If I see a paper map around, I never hesitate to look at it, even if it’s of a city in the U.S. I’ve never heard of, or streets I’ll never visit. On my iPhone, I use maps all the time, every chance I get — my sense […]
The gigantic figure was amassed in just two short days, which says a lot about consumer interest in Google’s excellent service. We gave the app a thorough walkthrough and loved its elegance, detail, and ease of use. Like we said, Google Maps is what Apple users deserved all along. The way it came about was less than ideal, but it’s here and it’s great.
With Google Maps being such a runaway success, it’ll be interesting to see how Apple responds. The company can improve its service all it wants, but the spotlight is clearly on Google at the moment. When iOS 7 is introduced, Apple will need to come up with a feature, integration, or something, that makes its own mapping platform a must-use. If not, then Google Maps will continue to rise up, and probably leave Apple Maps lost in the Australian wilderness.