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
What's New in Version 3.1.0
• Smoother, faster transitions when you move through Street View
• Bug Fixes
Even though it's better than apple maps, since the update the app is significantly less functional. I use the navigation to go to well over 20 locations a day, and about 50% of the time at some point the app loses my location completely, jumping the locator arrow all over the place, even placing me in the middle of rivers and the ocean, unable to relocate for several minutes, often causing me to miss turns and become disoriented. Restarting the navigation does not refresh this problem, and closing out the app entirely and retyping my destination address isn't something I have the time or the attention to constantly do while driving on the road. I assume this is because the app now displays satellite images in real time while on the road, I realize you can switch this feature off, but when the navigation auto ends when I come within even a quarter mile of a house, the satellite imagery makes it possible just to see the actual location. Another significant problem with this app is that when I search for a location, even with a perfectly typed street address google automatically prefers to choose locations of the same address thousands of miles away. For example I am in florida, but often times results are displayed in Ohio and New York before anything in my area. After re-searching several times it gets the hint and pulls results from my area, but this is extremely nonsensical and inefficient. Still dissatisfied with this below potential app
Where did my home go?!
I love this app...when it works! In fact, Google Maps had become preferable to the OEM navigation system in my Infiniti. However, two problems have made the app intolerable. First, my home seems to no longer exist. My home address has alway been preprogrammed and the app worked without any issues. Unfortunately, the app no longer seems to recognize my home address and simply says "cannot find location" when I select Home or enter my home address (and no, there hasn't been a change to my address or the neighborhood in years!). The only way to choose my home would be to find it on a map and drop a pin. This seems to have happened only since the recent update, so hopefully it will be addressed. Until it is addressed, I really can't use the app. The other problem relates to Bluetooth. When giving voice guidance, the app switches from the radio to voice guidance and "holds my Bluetooth connection" for 10-15 seconds after each instruction is given. So if I'm listening to the radio, a song is interrupted for some 20 seconds every time an instruction is announced. This renders the the voice guidance feature almost intolerable. I really want to love the app again, but will not be able to, until these issues are addressed. I never thought I'd be pining for Apple Maps.
A new update is still not Google at all. What Google still missing is they may not listen to their users. They created 3-D cities building, but what is the use if it so not navigating through it. Users have to zoom in to see buildings. The map is not 3-D, no spedometer , speed cam, no dashboard, this cannot be 4 stars, 3 stars or less. Since Apple got rid of Google map on their iPhone, no new improvement at all and if any, it just a bandage. Apple has TOMTOM, it a new map and the same problem. No improvement at all. What TomTom has done for Apple users since Apple has it. They don't even improve their products constantly and get royal fees and they still sell their product to other companies. Useless also! Google improvements are also useless and their stock prices skyrocketing. People are trying to switch to other navigations even though with a cost. So what? Capitalism is all about new inventive products replace old and stay-the-same products. Nobody has to do anything about it and they will be struggling themselves and dying out eventually.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: May 20, 2014
- Version: 3.1.0
- Size: 13.7 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.