By Google, Inc.
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The Google Maps app for iPhone and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best spots in town and the information you need to get there.
• Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories
• Voice-guided GPS navigation for driving, biking, and walking
• Transit directions and maps for over 15,000 cities and towns
• Live traffic conditions, incident reports, and automatic rerouting to find the best route
• Detailed information on more than 100 million places
• Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, museums, and more
* Some features not available in all countries
* Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 4.14.1
• Bug fixes
From to Frustrating - unneccisary features ruin it
Was the best mapping app for years, not anymore. Packed wth auto features that get in the way and quite frankly ruin the app. Quite simply can do much of anything I want it for one because of unnecessary new features. Want directions? Not in the drop down menu, not near the search window, look for the tiny street sign emblem on bottom right of screen, but only there if plugging information into search window at top right of screen because they removed it from the menu. Want a full screen with map and plotted course from point A to B? Nope clears the map and you're directions, amazingly frustrating. Basically can't do anything I loved Google Maps for except look at traffic layer. Route, amazing how often it goes on a wild course with no option to stay on major freeways (because all those side routes really make a difference saving 4 miles and about 2 minutes on a 4 hour trip by taking you on and off same freeway). Never thought I'd say this but is Apple Maps is now a contender??
Way to google!!!! (Sarcasm)
The best navigation app on the market, except...
Google maps does not disappoint with quality navigation. It certainly does blow the doors off its competition however, I've had minor issues and difficulties that certainly would've made this a 5 star app. The search results for a designated location will not give you the distance between point A and point B. It will be extremely convenient if the results will show you where the closest McDonald's is to grab some pancakes. Another factor into the near perfect app is that the bike navigation can sometimes be inaccurate. At times the navigation cannot pinpoint my exact location and the blue dot becomes glitchy (apparently I'm hopping up and down the corner in a split second while I'm taking a breather). And at times it would tell me to j-walk across a busy street without any safer re-routes. Hopefully the Google developers will update and refresh the app in convenience of us frequent users!
New features unnecessary. Annoying
1.---get rid up pop ups. We don't need to know route is clear. Or if there is traffic. The color coding and ETA time tells us that in one look. Don't need a pop to say everything is normal.
2.---get rid of similar ETA. Use real times. 1,2,3,4 minutes makes a difference. It's not similar it's 4 minute difference.
3.---keep the destination on the same st. As the address. If it's 100 main st. Why do the directions say turn on Broadway. Main st is the address not another st. Didn't ask to get close asked for exact location.
4.---stop automatically switch to walking. If I choose drive, I'm still in the car when I get there. And when the location is off. I want to run it again in my car not have to switch it back cause it's on auto, and is in walking mode. I'll change it. I can even walk if it's in driving mode. Magic.
5.---why does the options menu close when you choose one option. Maybe I want to see that it actually changed, and change multiple options at once. If I change the sound level, or view. It exits the menu. And you can't see that the volume actually changed. Keep the menu up til I exit out.
6.---have avoid toll roads as a toggle. Easy access button. It's two levels deep into the options.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 19, 2016
- Version: 4.14.1
- Size: 47.5 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.