This is a story of redemption. It’s also the story of acceptance. And it’s partly a story of not giving a rat’s bottom about which app you go to for your maps. Apple certainly cared where its users got their location apps when it launched Apple Maps back in 2012. With geological renderings of wonder, mislabeled roads and points of interest and, for the longest time, a lack of basic transit directions, it’s a wonder how Apple Maps came to be chosen over Google Maps for iOS users.
That’s what Apple is reporting. Specifically, its app handles 5 billion [...]
So, if you partake in the Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions of ordering a boatload of Chinese from your local take-out, you probably won’t have to worry much about this story. If you’re Google Maps, though, it’s a small detail to add during a busy time of year for a lot of holiday shoppers (possibly buying Google’s phones).
Businesses that take care of their online presence usually type in their typical operating hours for prospective customers to check on. Google has algorithms that usually pick up on those hours and that data is shown on business [...]
Well, you asked for it. You’ve got it. When we compared Google Maps to Apple Maps this week, we found that while Apple has come a long way from its early follies, further improvements can’t come fast enough.
This time around, we have the cartography effort from Nokia doing the rounds against Google. Both apps share a few traits: they’re on iOS and Android. They both have downloadable maps for offline use. They both have some pretty extensive databases on transit.
But as much as those similarities count for HERE, it has some major drawbacks to it. From [...]
Nearly three years ago, Apple released its Maps app. Prior to September of 2012, Google Maps was shipped on every iPhone. But with Google beginning to amp up its own mobile platform efforts at the time, it was clear time that a break had to happen between the two tech behemoths. No competition has its players hold their hands along the way.
And so came Apple Maps to much fanfare and much hilarity. Sad but true that Apple couldn’t seem to recognize bridges from mountains and oceans from roadways.
Since then, it’s had time to make back its ground and improve [...]