Google Maps

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Brad L, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Brad L macrumors member

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    Will Google Maps be available on iphone 5? I don't like Apple Maps and this is a deal breaker for me. I really want the iphone 5 but must have google maps. Does anyone know? Thanks.
     
  2. TheNinjaJedi macrumors regular

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    I suspect they will release an app in the Appstore.
     
  3. Brad L thread starter macrumors member

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    I hope so. I think I'm going to hold off on ordering the iphone 5 until I know for sure. I'm not going to upgrade my current iphone to ios6 either.
     
  4. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if it is any use to you, but you can use google maps from safari, you can even put it on your home screen from there.
     
  5. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    if you like non-retina maps then you should definitely do that.
     
  6. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    maps.google.com
     
  7. Brad L thread starter macrumors member

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    I appreciate the help, but that's of no use to me.

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    I do prefer Google Maps. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  8. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    How is that of no use? It has all the same features, even mass transit info. You can even add it to your phone like an app.
     
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  10. Brad L thread starter macrumors member

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    I know you are trying to defend Apple and I appreciate that. However, I want a google maps app. I don't want to have to load safari first; that's a silly suggestion.

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    I'll have to check that out.
     
  11. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I am not defending app, and it's not a silly suggestion. You didn't understand what I said.

    Like V said, I prefer TomTom as well, but if you're looking for free google maps, my suggestion is perfect for you.

    Check out my other post....I have solved your problem. You don't have to open safari first....this installs (puts a shortcut) to google maps on your phone.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=15656692&postcount=318




     
  12. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    It seems you did not understand my suggestion in the first place.
     
  13. Brad L thread starter macrumors member

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    You suggested I use safari to access google maps instead of using an app. What's there not to understand?
     
  14. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    It's obvious you don't understand...yes it's through safari, but it's not like opening up safari and typing in the address, and if you look at the link I provided you might understand.

    Anyway I am done trying to explain something to someone who doesn't seem interested in actually understanding something and is only here to complain.
     
  15. itchster macrumors member

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    You do understand that his suggestion is not Tap safari > Enter maps.google.com every time you want to use google maps? His suggestion is you do that one and then make a home screen bookmark link so it essentially works like an app?

    Or is it the fact that you Don't want to use a webpage but a native app?
     
  16. Cybbe macrumors 6502

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    Get real. No one thinks maps via Safari is a good replacement.
     
  17. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    It has all the same features, and the data is coming from the exact same place. Why is this not a bad idea? The built in apps is doing the same exact thing.
     
  18. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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    I think people suggesting that the Google Maps website is a suitable alternative to the iOS 5 native app, are the kind of people that would be happy running Android rather than iOS.

    It’s nowhere near as good as the native app was—you can’t even pinch to zoom!

    Hopefully in the near future, Google will release a Google Maps app that improves upon the old Apple app with things like offline maps like the Android app has.
     
  19. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    Yes you can, it seems you haven't used it ever, or for a very long time.
     
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    Yep... you can pinch to zoom. It's still a horrendously crappy alternative.
     
  21. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I personally have the full TomTom and Garmin app, I prefer to have the maps loaded on the phone. I don't see much of a difference between the built in google maps and going to the maps website. They have the same features. Except you have a toolbar on the top of one.
     
  22. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

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    The Webapp is available- Google will most likely release an App with similar functionality to that of Android.
     
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    I have the TomTom app as well and having all the maps fully offline is very helpful, especially when doing cross country traveling where cell reception can completely cut out. I rarely lose GPS signal.
     
  24. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    No it doesn't, and if you're using a carrier that has mandatory image compression being in Safari makes the maps unreadable.

    Didn't we learn from the Facebook debacle that html5 is always worse than native?
     
  25. dndandrea macrumors 6502

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    Why would google pay its developers to make a free app for its rival?
     

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