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Old Aug 23, 2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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Google Maps on iPhone Address Correction Bug

I've discovered a pretty major bug that I haven't seen reported elsewhere, strangely. It's in the iPhone's Google Maps app. The bug occurs when I enter an address but spell it slightly wrong or leave out a character. The program then brings up a dialog saying "Did you mean?" and gives a list of possible corrections. These are always good matches. However, when I click on one, it doesn't go to the address I click on! It just goes to the city.

As an example, which I've been able to replicate many times both on my phone and on a phone in the 5th Ave apple store (in front of a surprised employee), if I'm viewing part of New York, NY, and search for "5th ave and 26 ny ny", it searches and then suggests the following list:

"5th Ave & 26th St., Brooklyn, Kings,..."
"W 26th St & 5th Ave, New York, Ne..."
"E 26th St & 5th Ave, New York, New..."

Perfect. Except when I click on one of them, it just zooms out to the city view of New York, NY. It also deletes what I had entered, and replaces it with New York, NY.

This seems like a major bug to me. A real piece of functionality (auto-correcting addresses) completely missing. The weird thing is that I hadn't noticed it (I think) before the first update (1.0.1). Maybe the bug was introduced then? I admit that at one point I hacked my iPhone (just installed applications), but I have since restored it, and I was also able to replicate this on an iPhone in the Apple Store. So I don't think this is due to the hacking (or a bug in my iPhone in particular).

That said, has anyone else noticed this? Can anyone else replicate it? Is it just New York city? Is it just me?
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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My experience has been that the google maps will go to target address in "Did you mean?" But will drop a pin on the city as well as the location. Perhaps its in the denser cities with more variables?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:53 AM   #3
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My experience has been that the google maps will go to target address in "Did you mean?" But will drop a pin on the city as well as the location. Perhaps its in the denser cities with more variables?
yep My experience also target the address. perhaps in the other cities
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