Anyone else feel the Maps App isn't great?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Melodeath, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 3GS I got a month ago, and to be honest, I'm a bit disappoitned with the Maps App. I've been testing it out and I find that it doesn't always give the most direct route, and I don't see an option to ask it to find a new route. My past experience is Google Maps or similar from the web, and they seem to be much more accurate.

    What I was wondering is does anyone else find the Maps App to be inaccurate? Are there any alternatives? I tried loading google maps in Safari and it didn't work out.

    Thanks
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    The Maps App is Google Maps.....

    See that "Google" word in the left corner?
     
  3. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    Funniest thing I have heard all day. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha! Well, that's funny I didn't notice.

    Anyway, it totally sucks (IMO) compared to the web version. Does it always give you the best route?
     
  5. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    The Android Maps app is much better. Navigation and turn-by-turn directions with voice.
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    :D

    No, it doesn't always give me the best route (but neither does the web version). But the route it gives me is usually close enough for me to figure out a better route.

    Well, I'm not about to buy a phone because of one good app.
     
  7. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That may be, but I have an iPhone

    Ah, I see. Well, I hope they improve the app. I haven't had an issue with the web version, especially because it allows you to choose which route you want.
     
  8. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    just mentioning an alternative you asked for.
     
  9. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, ok. I meant alternatives on the iPhone lol
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    It may not give the best route, but I'm pretty sure that it gives the shortest route.

    Obviously shortest is not always best, especially if there are traffic considerations.

    I have GPS in my car, so I use that for routing anyway.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yeah, its not the best. That said, the few times I've used it it has gotten me where I need to go.
     
  12. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    Same here. It's never given me wrong directions, but they aren't always the most direct.

    However, Google's online map HAS given me wrong directions before. And when I say wrong, I mean REALLY WRONG!
     
  13. 1olive macrumors newbie

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    so, go to the app store and buy one of the nav. apps--tomtom, or magellan or whatever----one hand giveth and the other hand taketh away-------
     

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