How do I get train directions on maps for iOS6?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ahfu25, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to get train and bus directions on the new maps. Is it even possible without downloading another app?
     
  2. NotAdvisable macrumors regular

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    You're gonna have to find and download / buy another app.
    Let's hope Google get's their Map App through Apple quickly.
     
  3. ahfu25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my...lol....I upgraded my 4S to iOS6 to get a feel for how the new iPhone will be like and until I can upgrade next month. I can say this is my only gripe because I use it alot but Hopefully by the time I get the 5 it will be added or google gets its map app approved.
     
  4. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    This is my main gripe with the iPhone 5 and why I'm not updating any of my iPhones and iPad to iOS 6.

    I'm hoping Google get's their app approved quickly for iOS 6, but I'm not holding my breath. It's going to make Apple's weak attempt look even worse, so I think it's going to be a LONG approval process. (bastards)
     
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  6. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    You download the app, which is free, and it'll work in the new Maps.
     
  7. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    This appears to be at most a dozen metro areas, and not all the public transport in those areas, just trains. Am I missing something? And you have to download one for each city? Is that Apple's solution?

    I thought Apple's reasoning to use these third party solutions was hilariously inconsistent, too. They're (poorly) reinventing the wheel with their maps app, but they say they're using these third party transit apps so they don't have to reinvent the wheel.

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  8. nickhutson macrumors regular

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    and so they make more $$$ from recommending us apps to buy. Shocking.
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, that's the Apple solution and yes, you missed something. This way you can get more accurate data than one provider for all.
     
  10. Gin Gin macrumors regular

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    Google Maps via Safari.
     
  11. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Where is it free? I see it for $50
     
  12. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    hmm.. the Embark ones are free.
     
  13. jeffe macrumors 6502a

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    Good chance any particular piece of data would be coming from the same source. For instance, if there are two apps that provide transit information for the same thing, I'd imagine they would each get there data from the same provider.
     

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