All is not bad with the new Maps app *Example inside*

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by HXGuy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    So for as much flack that the new Maps app is getting, I'm actually finding that is actually has some useful upsides as well.

    For example, if I zoom into the local corner here near my house, it shows me a few businesses on which I can tap on and then get all sort of information, like phone number, website, hours open, photos and Yelp reviews. On the old Google based Maps app, it shows businesses, but I can't actually tap on any of them (have to do a specific search for a place and once it drops a pin, then you can tap on the dropped pin for the info).

    It's weird how each show different restaurants and shops though, on the same intersection and while Google does show more shops, neither shows them all.

    Apple Maps:

    Mi Familia Mexican Food
    Hot Bagels and Deli
    Walmart Neighborhood Market

    Google Maps:

    Mi Familia Mexican Food
    Kawaii Sushi
    Walgreens
    Roadrunner Bikes
    Canyon Dental
     
  2. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Another feature I found out about last night and something the Google Maps version didn't have is that it auto-completes the name of the business as you type it which is very useful.

    I think the features of the new Maps app are much better than before, it's the content that seems to be lacking at this point but I'm sure it will get sorted out.
     
  3. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Google Maps has had that feature for years. Google integrated it to all their searches quite a while go.
     
  4. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    On the iOS app? I'm pretty sure it didn't have it. I'll have to go check my 4S that is still on 5.1.1.
     
  5. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    The iOS app was written by Apple, it's not like Google could just butt in and implement Google Instant for them.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It doesn't sound like he cares who's fault it is, just that it didn't do that in the iOS 5 version of Maps.
     

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