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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Google Moving Closer to Submitting Maps App for iOS as Eddy Cue Works to Improve Apple's Maps




The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is continuing to make progress on a standalone mapping application for iOS, working toward submitting the app for inclusion in the App Store after Apple switched from Google to its own in-house Maps app in iOS 6.
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Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work on Apple's iPhones and iPads to some individuals outside the company, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, though it is unclear exactly when that will happen.
Unlike Google's Maps app that was included with iOS 5 and earlier, the upcoming version will indeed include free turn-by-turn navigation as has been available on Google Maps for Android and which Apple provides in its Maps app.

The report also notes that Apple is continuing to work hard on improving its Maps app, with Eddy Cue taking a very hands-on approach with regular team meetings since he took charge of Maps and Siri late last month.

Google's Maps app for iOS has been spotted in alpha testing, but some Google employees are reportedly pessimistic about its chances for acceptance in the App Store. But given the plethora of existing mapping apps and Apple's promotion of the web version of Google Maps as alternative to Apple's maps while it works to improve its own service, there may be little reason for Apple to reject Google's submission.

Article Link: Google Moving Closer to Submitting Maps App for iOS as Eddy Cue Works to Improve Apple's Maps
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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But what about the iPad YouTube app?
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I'm sure it will be snappier.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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I can't waitttt for this app. The web app just doesn't cut it for me and neither does Apple Maps.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM   #5
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I can't waitttt for this app. The web app just doesn't cut it for me and neither does Apple Maps.
I've been waiting for Google Maps to upgrade to iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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I can't waitttt for this app. The web app just doesn't cut it for me and neither does Apple Maps.
Then why don't you buy an android device? Apple maps work perfectly fine.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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Then why don't you buy an android device? Apple maps work perfectly fine.
You apple apologists are destroying this forum

How can u improve on a product if u think iPhone 1.0 is perfect lol

Basically thank god apple doesn't believe their perfect either
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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Then why don't you buy an android device? Apple maps work perfectly fine.
yeah I'm gonna switch to another phone for ONE app....

if Apple Maps "works perfectly fine" then Tim Cook wouldn't have released a statement about it.

if getting rid of transit information, not showing the numbers of highway exits, showing that a shopping center is an airport and mislabeling street names is "perfectly fine" for you, then ok.

but for me it's not...

Apple Maps will get better with time (hopefully), but they need to approve Google Maps ASAP.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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If Google Maps gets into the App Store, then I can upgrade to iOS 6. In the mean while I'm sticking with iOS 5 while traveling.

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If Apple EVER rejects Google's Maps app, I swear... this is ****ing ********. Microsoft would've gotten a 500 billion anti-trust fine for that. Just like that EU 10% of all revenue fine BS because of lack of browsing choice popup on installation of Windows 7 SP1. And what about UIWebView lacking the JS Nitro engine? Isn't that killing competition? The only reason I don't use Chrome on iOS is because of that.

I wish the legal system would apply equally for everyone.
Unfortunately anti-trust laws are not about anti-competitive behaviour, but about monopolist anti-competitive behaviour. The more market share that Android takes, the less legal grounds there are for forcing Apple to be more open.


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Unless you're in central London, where I just tried this and it recommended I go to a "supermarket" (actually a corner shop) a mile away, which doesn't actually sell petrol at all.
Well there's your problem, asking to find a gas station when you want a petrol station
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But what about the YouTube app?
What about it? There is one in AppStore.
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What about it? There is one in AppStore.
Just not for iPad. And it hasn't been updated for the iPhone 5.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:24 PM   #12
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Just not for iPad. And it hasn't been updated for the iPhone 5.
Try Jasmine, it's iPad and iPhone 5 ready.
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Yep, Jasmine is the best YouTube app to get for now. Really nice and clean interface.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:32 PM   #14
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Waze

I'm just back (in Maryland) from a trip to darkest Brooklyn, NY, where, a few weeks back, Apple's iOS 6 maps app was utterly lost. This time I used Waze, and found it smooth and knowledgable. It gave me good turn by turn directions, and because it uses iterative crowdsourcing, it routed me around a solid traffic jam on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. I've no need for an alpha (or beta) from Google, which, after all, will use its new maps app to push even more ads at us.
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What about it? There is one in AppStore.
Not for the iPad
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:17 PM   #16
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Not for the iPad
YouPlayer works pretty well. Better than using the mobile YouTube site in Safari.
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What about it? There is one in AppStore.
You edited his quote to remove the part that makes you wrong.
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You edited his quote to remove the part that makes you wrong.
No he didn't. The person he quoted is the one who edited his original comment to make himself not sound wrong.
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You edited his quote to remove the part that makes you wrong.
No silly billy, he edited his.
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No silly billy, he edited his.
NO YOU EDIT!


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No silly billy, he edited his.
My mistake, apologies.
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What about it? There is one in AppStore.
He said iPad youtube app, which in fact, is not available. You edited his comment. Now you just look foolish.
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He said iPad youtube app, which in fact, is not available. You edited his comment. Now you just look foolish.
Doh!! Why does this forum atract so many dump ppl now days!!
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What about it? There is one in AppStore.
Why did you edit out the part where he said "iPad"? The iPhone YouTube app just isn't cutting it. It's a shame that post Steve Jobs Apple has really fallen apart in less than a year.
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Why did you edit out the part where he said "iPad"?.
And you know that mister genius.... exactly how? He never mention iPad on his original comment, he did edit his comment! And guess what? Other forumers did see his comment before he did edit. So unless you are sure before you acuse somebody about something, i suggest you st fu.
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