Tag Archives: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

Apple iOS6 users get Google Maps on Browser with Street View !

Web version of Google Maps offers Street view

Google has rolled out the most anticipated Google Maps –Web Version with Street View now. This Google update comes soon after the disappointment caused by Apple Maps and Obviously  Google targets the Apple iPhone users .

This new Google Map update is not a native iOS 6 app ,even though the users of iOS6 can breath some fresh air now ,as they can have full access to the standard Google Maps over their phone browsers . I have just tried the Google Maps in my Android Phone and felt pretty cool about the street views . Street view is not available for my country and there may be some folks like me ,wondering how to see the street view , Just  try “Los Angels” in the search box of  Google Maps. It is available for most of the world’s major cities ,mainly in US,Canada and Europe .

Google maps for Browser /Apple iPhone5 ios6

Apple Maps of iOS6 on fire -users found a lot of errors

image of apple maps on apple ios6

iOS 6 is the latest update of the Apple’s OS ,it has been rolled out yesterday from Apple’s servers for the iPhones and iDevices  . Everything went fine about the iOS6 except Maps , reports coming from all around the corners are not much positive about the Apple’s home grown Maps Application . Apple discontinued Google Maps from it’s iOS 6 and implemented its’ own mapping system .There are inaccuracies of the locations ,missing cities ,and wrong imagery of 3D  landscapes. A twitter user called @fake_iOS6maps has initially made this complaints and now his account has been suspended there. BBC managed to organize the information from the tweets about Apple Maps .

Museum in river

Among the user complaints regarding Apple’s maps sent to the BBC were:

Users have complained about the quality of satellite images in the new software (bottom)

  • Some towns appear to be missing, such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull.
  • Others, like Uckfield in East Sussex, are in the wrong location.
  • Satellite images of various locations, particularly in Scotland, are obscured by cloud.
  • A search for Manchester United Football Club directs users to Sale United Football Club, a community team for ages five and above.
  • Users also reported missing local places, such as schools, or strange locations. Another screenshot showed a furniture museum that was apparently located in a river.

Google map and apple map compared with missing vision

Here the qualities of the Google Map and Apple Map are compared .

Google Maps Vs. Apple Maps compared at Teckdiary.com

People are disappointed over Apple’s half baked Maps application in iOS . Apple has obtained the Map Data from famous Mapping services like Tom Tom . But the the design and the implementation of the Map date is done my Apple itself . Google maps not available for download at Apple Store . But still people can access the Google Map via the phone’s browser . It is reported that there were lot of  negative feedbacks about the Apple Maps  by the beta testers ,and Apple would have made up better by the final release time . Apple still keep mum on this matter .

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