Whose job is it to update the Google Maps App?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by abbstrack, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. abbstrack macrumors regular

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    Is it Apple's or Google's? Google now offers bicycle routes for maps, and yet that has not made it onto the iPhone now. Should I hold my breath, or is this another one of those things that we just 'don't need right now' per the powers that be?
     
  2. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Apple's job. My advice: don't hold your breath.
     
  3. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    maps.google.com in Mobile Safari.

    Best chance of getting the newest features the fastest.
     
  4. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. The same goes with YouTube. Google rolls out better web versions faster than Apple can keep up with the apps. It makes sense, though.

    To be honest, I find the web versions of these sites work great on iPhone. Try saving maps.google.com as a shortcut on your iDevice, same with YouTube (if you use it).

    Luckily for me, the default maps app does everything I need it to do. As I just use it to look up locations quick.
     
  5. abbstrack thread starter macrumors regular

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    the Youtube web app works great, but i find the maps app to provide a bit more functionality than the web version..especially when using it for directions (you can view directions plus the map all at once, vs. the web app which forces you to go back and forth between one or the other).
     

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