b o x d e n hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now hot topics today top last 48 hours all sections videos pics tracks headlines  

Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming


People Viewing This Topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

Boxden.Com - Stay First. Follow BX. > BX Table Of Contents > BX Tech
  
    
          join bx

share this topic »   Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook
 Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming
topic by Scoop24 - 12-13-2012, 10:54 AM


Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming

The much-anticipated Google Maps for iOS is finally here. The app offers iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's in-house Maps app an opportunity to switch back to Google's map platform. The new app includes turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Google local search and more.

There are a number of features and tidbits that come with Google Maps for iOS as well. Here's a selection.


- Jesse Hollington notes on Twitter that Google Maps is now a transit routing app option that is linked from Apple's Maps app.

- Google has created the Google Maps for iOS SDK, which allows developers to feature Google Maps in their applications rather than Apple Maps. Developers can do this in two ways. The first uses a URL scheme so developers can have their apps launch Google Maps to complete a search, show a map or Street View imagery, or view walking, driving and public transportation navigation easily.*There are also API keys that allow developers to feature information like traffic navigation and general maps navigation.

- Google's blog post on the app notes that Google Maps for iOS supports iOS 5.1 and higher, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Apple's turn-by-turn voice navigation does not support iOS 5 and those two iPhone models.


- A horizontal two-finger swipe allows you to access a menu that shows traffic, public transit, satellite view and Google Earth (which sends you to the Google Earth app).

- The app is available for 40 countries in 29 different languages, according to Google's blog post.

- KamenLee notes you can shake your iPhone (in frustration) which will trigger a Feedback form to Google.

Notes from David Pogue's Review:

- Google's point-of-interest database allows you, for example, to read a restaurant review on Zagat, read the menu, book reservations and see interior photos at 100 restaurants.
- Pogue also notes there's a Compass Mode that allows you, at certain locations, to move your phone around and allow you to see the interior of a business on your screen.
- Google has added some Google Earth features to the iOS app, including the entire photographic model of the Earth and its oceans
- Pogue mentions that Google admits that the iOS app is better than the Android version in terms of design. The Verge says that Google told them that they took everything they learned about design and used it for this app.
- iPad version is coming

Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming - MacRumors Forums


12 comments for "Roundup of Features in Google Maps for iOS: Better Design than Android Version, iPad Version Coming"


 12-14-2012, 12:51 PMaway - #2
niro000 

  d 
space
$172 | 474706
I downloaded it is legit
 12-14-2012, 01:13 PMaway - #3
XxHeAtMaKeRxX 25 heat pts25

  d 
space
$4,233 | POWERFUL
I downloaded it is the ####
 12-14-2012, 03:17 PMaway - #4
Hood_Rich 7 heat pts

  d 
space
$14,169 | POWERFUL
never had an issue with the Apple Maps

the new Google Maps I like tho
 12-14-2012, 03:32 PMaway - #5
youdug 158 heat pts158

  d 
space
$3,901 | POWERFUL
leave it to google to fix iphone issues
 12-14-2012, 03:35 PMaway - #6
fat_boyy21 254 heat pts254

  d 
space
$7,903 | POWERFUL
the title is bs btw .. no surprise when you quote macrumors. but congrats to the many ios users for finally catching up on the times. now can i get this on my ipad 2
 12-14-2012, 03:45 PMaway - #7
Scoop24 15 heat pts15

  d 
space
$5,699 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by youduglas
leave it to google to fix iphone issues
Well according to most analyst apple won anyway they took out google maps because google didn't want to add turn by turn navigation.. Now they got it .
 12-14-2012, 04:39 PMaway - #8
Seymore Cake 18 heat pts18

  d 
space
$17,418 | POWERFUL
Google Now + Google Maps makes Androids version better
 12-15-2012, 12:24 AMaway - #9
coolio 53 heat pts53

  d 
space
$17,683 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by Seymore Cake
Google Now + Google Maps makes Androids version better

 12-15-2012, 02:41 AMaway - #10
UrbanGAAWD 197 heat pts197

  d 
space
$6,789 | POWERFUL
Originally Posted by fat_boyy21
the title is bs btw .. no surprise when you quote macrumors. but congrats to the many ios users for finally catching up on the times. now can i get this on my ipad 2
I got a iPad 2 too...I'm actually typing on it this second and can't wait for a iPad version....I hope it comes faster than YouTube took to update

Originally Posted by Seymore Cake
Google Now + Google Maps makes Androids version better
TRU!!! But it is pretty good to sync routes or locations from your iPad....like typing on the iPad is pretty fast so I can type an address or location on there then use my phone in car to guide me there.....but then again you can do the same thing from your computer...either way, it's nice


But you already know the home team....Nexus
 12-15-2012, 09:53 AMaway - #11
Manny05 

  d 
space
$17,167 | POWERFUL
Glad Google stepped up and made apple look stupid android
 12-15-2012, 11:33 AMonline - #12
killadre 177 heat pts177

  d 
space
$11,219 | POWERFUL
I never had a problem with the apple maps but I download this yesterday haven't used it yet but if it even smoother than the past google maps ####s should be dope.
 12-15-2012, 05:18 PMaway - #13
Seymore Cake 18 heat pts18

  d 
space
$17,418 | POWERFUL
My alarm goes off on my phone every morning and when I pull down my notification bar and it has the traffic and ETA for me to get to work and if I should leave now.

It really lets me know Google cares
 


 



Image inside  Migos donate to local high school in Atlanta
80 comments
Video inside  Plies speaking FACTS ❗️❗️&..
59 comments
BOX Mayweather & Pacquiao both in attendance at the Heat ..
124 comments
 NFL Boomer Esiason Says Nfl Should Fine Richard Sherman Fo...
New reply 8 seconds ago - 62 comments - by opph20
 Image(s) inside New All-female 'ghostbusters' Cast Chosen
New reply 14 minutes ago - 61 comments - by Ham Rove
 NBA Paul Pierce On Why Trash Talk Is Down In League: Nba2k
New reply 2 minutes ago - 59 comments - by T.O.N.Y.
 Video inside Cipha Sounds Gets Fired From Hot 97 & Charlamagne ...
New reply 16 minutes ago - 110 comments - by MajorD
 NFL I'm Here So I Won't Get Fined
New reply 4 minutes ago - 186 comments - by Bkjj11
 Video inside When You're In A Relationship And A Pretty Girl Walks By
New reply 18 minutes ago - 124 comments - by grapedrank
 Image(s) inside J. Cole’s Fianceé Melissa Was On “wheel Of Fortune” La...
New reply 11 minutes ago - 60 comments - by Guvnor
 Image(s) inside Lil Wayne "when I Leave Cash Money, I'm Taking Dr...
New reply 19 minutes ago - 127 comments - by Avon_Barksdale
last 48 hours

like bx on facebook


follow bx on twitter
5,931 fans of BX and 1 new today 4,905 following | none new today

hot topic blog   »    hip-hop   |   sports   |   movies   |   games   |   news   |   wild'ish   |   gear   |   rides   |   tech

contact us   |   mobile   |   privacy statement

© Boxden.com. 1998 - end of time.