Bing Maps on iOS 6 - best post google solution

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by dreamover, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. dreamover macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Ripcord macrumors newbie

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    Where did you get lost in Atlanta? It's been flawless for me.
     
  3. dreamover thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. dowser81 macrumors newbie

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    why not just save a google maps icon to your homescreen and bam google maps app simples
     
  5. dreamover thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  6. aerove macrumors 6502

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    funny story, i entered apple store lenox mall in the maps and it was routing me to some other location.. lol !
     
  7. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  8. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes, Atlanta is not a good town to get lost in. Lots of ghetto people there...be careful.
     
  9. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    What is a "ghetto" person?
     
  10. austinguy23 macrumors 6502a

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    Google is your friend. Use it.
     
  11. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    It was a rhetorical question (google "rhetorical" if you don't know what that means).

    Just seemed like a crappy response.
     
  12. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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  13. wmmf macrumors member

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    Why don't we get to down-vote anymore?!
     
  14. mw360 macrumors 65816

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    Where's the part where you got completely lost?
     

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