MAPS wish list

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by LondonJim, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. LondonJim macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Navigation night mode.
    Screen dimmer for night driving.
    Take me home button.
     
  2. Heb 7:4 macrumors regular

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    Better colour scheme
    London Underground symbols
    More road names viable at a greater (and more consistent) level of zoom
    Ditch yelp outside the US and work with whoever is popular in each country
    Better delineation between levels of road and path
     
  3. Chabba macrumors regular

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    I'd love to have the ability to move the map around while using navigation. It helpful to see what's coming up several turns ahead of me when I'm at a red light.

    Switch from first person view to north at the top of the phone.

    Overview list of turns has only the turns needed, not the entire trip. If I have taken 13 turns already and have 4 more, why do I need to see the list of the previous 13?
     
  4. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Forget about new features.

    If Apple can fix the location of all the incorrect POIs, as well as correct and improve the satellite imagery of maps alone, I'll already be a very happy man.

    Oh btw Apple, please stop updating flyover, IT CAN WAIT. UPDATE POIs AND SATELLITE IMAGERY FIRST!:mad:
     
  5. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I always think this is a massive security risk. On a SatNav or phone.

    Definitely needs this, how hard can it be??

    Totally agree.
     
  6. Kukulcan, Dec 5, 2012
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    Kukulcan macrumors 6502

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    Finding street junctions.

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    Yeah, really, that team of 3D specialists needs to type in new POIs or charter a Sojus and take some pictures.

    ...or maybe they just continue with Flyover as the image quality is increased whereever they add it.
     
  7. Nothlit macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I get frustrated because the auto-brightness feature of iOS doesn't seem to work very well. I still have to manually adjust the brightness way down for night use and back up for indoor/daytime use.

    I agree, a dedicated button for this would be nice. However, there are a couple of other relatively quick ways of accomplishing the same thing: you can tap the bookmarks icon, and on the "Recents" tab, "Current Location to Home" should be the topmost item. Or you can bring up Siri and say "Directions to home" and it will do it. Both of these assume you have specified your home address in Contacts.
     
  8. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Why stop with just a dedicated button? I'd rather it had the option to actually LEARN behaviors as various other nav systems do.

    When you get into your car in the morning, it should simply ask if you're going to work.... same when you leave work and are heading home. If you constantly ignore it's directions to get somewhere, it should learn your path.

    Of course, let them fix the basics that they completely omitted first... starting with better maps and POI, then fixing the navigation itself with more contrast, a clearer distinction between main, secondary, and tertiary roads, displaying traffic while navigating, and finally they can move to relatively standard features like an automatic night mode and optional avoidances (highways, toll roads, dirt roads, etc).


    With iOS 5, I had accurate maps and used a 3rd party nav whenever needed. Now, they replaced the maps with crap and offer a nav that is inferior (in almost every way) to most of the 3rd party options.
     
  9. LondonJim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sound off

    "Sound off button" on the screen.

    Change the voice (though I wouldn't).
     
  10. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    No sound during TBT navigation? That's dangerous if drivers need to look at their iPhones every now and then to know the route.

    It's better if the voice stays there. Just my 2 cents.:cool:
     
  11. cyks macrumors 68020

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    Many people use TBT just to see the eta when going to places they already know how to get to. I don't need Siri telling me how to get to work every day- or home every night.
     
  12. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Maybe so. Then a switch to turn off the sound would make sense. But there're still people who are using TBT to go to places they don't know, so it helps them.
     
  13. LondonJim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Traffic overview

    I agree. Actually I drive in overview a lot so I can monitor for congested traffic up ahead and avoid.

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    Show railway lines (Rail bridges are landmarks too).
     
  14. brylliant macrumors regular

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    A "Take Me Home" button would be awesome. Something that many other maps apps have and I actually use because its quicker.
     
  15. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    It already exists..."Siri, directions home."
     
  16. LondonJim, Jan 2, 2013
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    LondonJim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fly over

    The Flyover programmers seem to be the most efficient providers to MAPS, far better than the POI people (what POI people); you ask!

    What I don’t understand is why they don’t concentrate on the places where this feature would be most useful; examples: Disneyland, Disney World, the historical centres of Athens, Budapest, Istanbul, Prague, Venice, and Versailles. What about Bangkok's old Royal Palace, and Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

    Instead we have huge areas of beautifully rendered Cupertino, and burbs of Los Angeles.

    P.S. I still find MAPS great for driving anywhere in London and the UK. I have severely tested it and it’s yet to let me down.
     
  17. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    Trip Advisor integration would be cool (more POIs with more useful info) here in the UK where it's quite popular
     
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  19. falkedup macrumors regular

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    turn by turn needs to override whatever music is playing, just like phone calls
     
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, of all the things Siri messes up for me, "how do I get home?" has always worked perfectly.
     

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