Bing Maps on iOS 6 - best post google solution

dreamover

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Jun 12, 2009
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After getting completely lost in Atlanta over the weekend with the new maps upgrade, i've been trying to find a good solution when apple maps doesn't cut it. I live in Chicago and always relied on the transit directions. I've downloaded the Bing app and have been using the maps for a couple days now and it's pretty fantastic. Just sharing if you haven't thought of trying it. It's free too.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bing/id345323231?mt=8
 

dreamover

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Jun 12, 2009
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there were two times i was looking for places by name and two points showed up on the map, a mile apart on the same street even though they were the same exact address. i took a cap to one of the cross streets, couldn't find the place and realized i was at the wrong area.

even if i search for points of interest in my area in chicago, the pin drops blocks away.

but it is mostly useful for the transit directions.

i don't think apple maps is all bad and look forward to its improvements. i just think the bing app is closer to familiarity.
 

dowser81

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Aug 27, 2012
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Bo'ness in Scotland
After getting completely lost in Atlanta over the weekend with the new maps upgrade, i've been trying to find a good solution when apple maps doesn't cut it. I live in Chicago and always relied on the transit directions. I've downloaded the Bing app and have been using the maps for a couple days now and it's pretty fantastic. Just sharing if you haven't thought of trying it. It's free too.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bing/id345323231?mt=8
why not just save a google maps icon to your homescreen and bam google maps app simples
 

dreamover

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Jun 12, 2009
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why not just save a google maps icon to your homescreen and bam google maps app simples
i can't be the only one that notices a difference between using a google maps app and using google maps through safari. it doesn't route directions the same way (it gives you a list), it's much slower when finding your locations and half the time buttons don't do what you want them to do.
 

aerove

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Apr 3, 2007
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Atlanta,GA
funny story, i entered apple store lenox mall in the maps and it was routing me to some other location.. lol !
 

creativedogmedia

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Jun 26, 2011
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why not just save a google maps icon to your homescreen and bam google maps app simples
Not quite the same as the app, at least in what I have experience...Even on LTE, the GPS dot moves along at a choppy pace...I haven't had any issues with Apple Maps at this point and actually like the turn by turn a lot.
 

mw360

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Aug 15, 2010
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there were two times i was looking for places by name and two points showed up on the map, a mile apart on the same street even though they were the same exact address. i took a cap to one of the cross streets, couldn't find the place and realized i was at the wrong area.

even if i search for points of interest in my area in chicago, the pin drops blocks away.

but it is mostly useful for the transit directions.

i don't think apple maps is all bad and look forward to its improvements. i just think the bing app is closer to familiarity.
Where's the part where you got completely lost?