|Dec 12, 2012, 10:15 PM||#1|
Google Maps for iOS Now Live in App Store
In line with a report from just a few hours ago, Google's new standalone Maps app for iOS [App Store] has just gone live in the App Store. The app offers iOS 6 users unhappy with the experience on Apple's new in-house Maps app the ability to switch back to Google's free offering.
The new Google Maps also offers a number of enhancements beyond what was offered when it powered the built-in Maps app on iOS 5 and earlier, most notably turn-by-turn directions. The absence of that feature from the built-in Maps app had been a major sticking point for the two companies, with its absence putting iOS at a disadvantage relative to Android and Google unwilling to add the feature to Maps for iOS unless Apple made concessions such as greater Google branding within the app and integration with Google Latitude.
Update: Some users are experiencing difficulties downloading Google Maps, and it may take some time for availability to propagate throughout Apple's servers.
Article Link: Google Maps for iOS Now Live in App Store
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:16 PM||#2|
Release the cracken!!
Byte into an Apple
15" MacBook Pro Mid 2012 2.6GHz i7 750GB HDD 8GB RAM (Sep 2012), iPad 2 32GB +3G (Apr 2011)
iPhone 4S 32GB White (Oct 2011), Apple TV 3rd generation (July 2012)
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:18 PM||#7|
Well...now we well see how fast apple fixes the (outside the US) issues.
16g iPhone5s Space Grey; 16g iPhone5 White;
15" retina - MBP 2.6 GHZ 16 RAM;
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:18 PM||#8|
Woot! I'm sure it'll be better than the past iOS version.. Downloading now.
Edit: Can't find it anywhere.. Guess needs more propagation time..
15" Macbook Pro (2011), iPad mini, iPhone 5
|Dec 12, 2012, 10:20 PM||#23|
It may be good but the fact that I have to pull over to the side of the road and input an address is a deal killer. i would rather use a flawed Apple Maps product with Siri on the go.
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