Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
84 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 689310 21-Sep-2012 11:20
Send private message

spacedog:I haven't heard of reports of it breaking other apps as most of the apps still use google's data so they continue to work.


Once you upgrade to IOS6 google maps is effectivly gone. It gets replaced by apple maps when used within apps. Trademe (property section you can view map of a house), and RealEstate app for example continue to work, but you just see Apple maps instead of Google within their Apps.  I find the Google Earth app is good now if you need decent satellite pics.

2032 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 600

Subscriber

  Reply # 689312 21-Sep-2012 11:24
Send private message

Half the Otago Harbour Basin appears as land area for me, pretty rough around the edges. Not what I expect from Apple at all.

 
 
 
 


1143 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 689343 21-Sep-2012 12:11
Send private message

Some of the errors in the new map app are hilarious!  Have a look at this article.

Whole cities are missing, lots of businesses are shown when they closed down years ago, weird graphic glitches in the satellite views, wrong names used for locations...

124 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 689504 21-Sep-2012 15:25
Send private message

Completely unacceptable from Apple. This is has been released in production as a 0.x Beta product.

They should have released it as a beta and kept the existing app for now, imagine the fun everyone would be having searching through the "beta" for glitches and bugs, instead, because of their thermonuclear on Google policy, they royally screw over their customers by release a half-baked product into production.

There is also talk of Apple denying Google the ability to release a Google Maps app (remember the previous ios Maps app was made by Apple, it just used Google's data).



1967 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 331

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 689523 21-Sep-2012 15:54
Send private message

have just added maps.google.com as a safari app. Apples version is pretty poor when it comes to zooming in on sat images.




When you live your life on Twitter and Facebook, and are only friends with like minded people on Twitter and Facebook, you are not living in the real world. You are living in a narcissistic echo chamber.

 


My thoughts are my own and are in no way representative of my employer.


1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 187

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 689531 21-Sep-2012 16:15
Send private message

It feels like an Alpha release to me, I don't believe it was anywhere near ready for general release.

Here's some funny photos:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57517080-37/where-are-we-apples-messy-maps/




MacBook Pro 13" w/ Touch Bar (2017) | iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi 128GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (Product Red) | Apple TV (4th Generation) | Apple Watch Series 2 42mm (Space Grey)


13114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1535


  Reply # 689536 21-Sep-2012 16:33
Send private message

Wouldn't existing ipods, ipads, iphone etc have licenses for the old google maps app still aas they were sold with that funcionality. So only the latest ipod 5 and iphone 5 would not have that license? If that is the case then apple should release a new version of IOS 6 to restore the google version of maps to those devices that have that license. Or possibly they should get google to release a new standalone app. After trying the new maps on my ipad, it is a complete joke for NZ. The ipad has google earth, but that lacks many of the features of google maps, like streetview. I want to know the property numbers, and some of the aerial photos are still using old B&W photos.

2597 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 473


  Reply # 689551 21-Sep-2012 17:22
Send private message

Looks like I will stick with its 5.x until apple either fix this debacle or google maps appears as a standalone app (inc streetview)

2915 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 414

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 689581 21-Sep-2012 18:35
Send private message

spacedog:
langers1972: Its not overblown, Apple have taken something that worked and royally ballsed it up purely to snipe at Google.

A lot of location based stuff that people are increasingly using has become utterly useless.

Take a look at this http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19659736


I don't see anything in that article you quote that affirms your claim:

"A lot of location based stuff that people are increasingly using has become utterly useless."

I haven't heard of reports of it breaking other apps as most of the apps still use google's data so they continue to work.

I completely agree that there are problems and iOS Maps needs a ton of work, but just trying to temper the technosphere's outrage in comparison to the real-world every-day non-techie impacts.


Incorrect.  Any app that used MapKit, which is what Google told you to use if you wanted to use Google Maps on iPhone, now uses Apple Maps for data.  Basically, ALL apps are now using Apple's maps and it's crap.    Entire roads are missing in Central Auckland, satellite imagery is unavailable at high zoom levels, and street view is just gone.  Transit routing has vanished and replaced with a "buy these apps" (none of which are as good as Google at routing in NZ anyway).

Serious downgrade.

1001 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 102


  Reply # 689630 21-Sep-2012 19:51
Send private message

Entire roads are missing in New York let alone Auckland :-)

1746 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 259

Subscriber

  Reply # 689694 21-Sep-2012 21:22
Send private message

There's an app called "G-Whizz" which is basically all the Google functions in one package, including maps (albeit with an advertising strip across the bottom). It's not perfect but will do in a pinch. I've heard good things about Waze for navigation. Anyone tried it?




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


1684 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 255

Subscriber

  Reply # 689720 21-Sep-2012 22:07
Send private message

I used the maps app to get to a known location in Auckland and whilst it got me there, it took me the longest practical route and was about 100 metres out at the final destination.

I'll continue to use Tom Tom for my in car navigation needs




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

1241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 134


  Reply # 689725 21-Sep-2012 22:18
Send private message

apparently it 'gets better' the more people use it. Is it like open street maps where it gathers info from various users?

1382 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 298

Trusted

  Reply # 689734 21-Sep-2012 22:47
Send private message

mattwnz: Wouldn't existing ipods, ipads, iphone etc have licenses for the old google maps app still aas they were sold with that funcionality. So only the latest ipod 5 and iphone 5 would not have that license? If that is the case then apple should release a new version of IOS 6 to restore the google version of maps to those devices that have that license. Or possibly they should get google to release a new standalone app. After trying the new maps on my ipad, it is a complete joke for NZ. The ipad has google earth, but that lacks many of the features of google maps, like streetview. I want to know the property numbers, and some of the aerial photos are still using old B&W photos.


Apple are paying Google everytime someone uses the maps app, rather than paying for a license per device using it. Replacing the maps in iOS 6 is definitely for business reasons rather than functional reasons. I don't use the existing maps app much on the ipad, but will probably delay the update to iOS 6 for a while anyway.

13114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1535


  Reply # 689741 21-Sep-2012 23:19
Send private message

Handsomedan: I used the maps app to get to a known location in Auckland and whilst it got me there, it took me the longest practical route and was about 100 metres out at the final destination.

I'll continue to use Tom Tom for my in car navigation needs


Considering apple uses tomtom, you would think it would be the same. I guess the apple app can only get better. It probably couldn't be much worse. B/W aerial photos is a big fail IMOH.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
Posted 24-Sep-2017 16:24


Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16


Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.