- 06-15-2012, 03:27 PM #26
Just to be clear, I am a public transit user. Transit routes were nice to have, but I never totally relied on them through Google Maps. MARTA (Atlanta) has a pretty awesome web app for for trips and schedules.
- 06-15-2012, 03:33 PM #27then later the NavyI dont need to follow a line to get where I'm going. Give em a map and an address, I'll get there.Just to be clear, I am a public transit user. Transit routes were nice to have, but I never totally relied on them through Google Maps. MARTA (Atlanta) has a pretty awesome web app for for trips and schedules.
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- 06-15-2012, 03:37 PM #28
TTC does have a web site, with a mobile version... they also partner with NextBus Homepage - and state on their web site that their schedule info is available by any one of several mobile phone apps (without naming them...) - with all those options, I don't see the fuss here...
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- 06-15-2012, 04:11 PM #34
And I am NOT going to go without OS updates to preserve an important function because Apple thinks it's ok to remove useful things for no god damned reason.
You guys are being sycophantic Apple fanboys, and are just trying to argue your point by picking on the two people effected by this who disagree with you. I love Apple as much as the next, I have no plans of getting another device because I'm so locked into Apple's ecosystems, hell I even develop for iOS. But I am not about to make excuses for Apple when they pull bull**** like this over a stupid tech turf war with Google because they're butthurt over Android's (perceived or real) popularity.
I'm not saying I HAVE TO use iOS 6 or that anyone FORCED ME. I'm saying I will be using iOS 6, and it sucks that Apple has replaced Google Maps with a LESS USEFUL service because it has their name on it instead.
Imagine if Apple removed Google from their options for search engines. People across the world would be "whining" over it, and I'm willing to bet a lot of you would be "whining" along with them.
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- 06-16-2012, 01:51 PM #36
- 06-16-2012, 01:59 PM #37
I think what those that don't like the new maps dont understand is that it was much more important for apple to get a turn by turn solution out the door than it was to preserve googles maps and transit directions. It's safer when driving and I'm sure if you polled most iOS users they would rather have turn by turn rather than transit info. Google was never going to give apple turn by turn or all of its best features. It's becoming a must have feature for a smart phone.
Besides apple clearly stated the API would be open to developers to create even better transit tie ins to the map.
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- 06-16-2012, 02:34 PM #40iMore Specialist
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Motoleo is really a good example of people who shouldn't be allowed to use beta software, all I've heard from this guy the last couple of days is whining...
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- 06-16-2012, 11:41 PM #43
Here's the thing though, it's called Apple MAPS. Clue's in the title. Map. A representation of land. Showing physical features, roads, cities, businesses, buses, trains, taxis, a collection of data.
Not turn by turn, leave that to Garmin. I don't know what app Apple is replacing with Maps in iOS 6, but it isn't Maps.
And the crazy thing is that this is supposed to be iOS6's main feature.
- 06-16-2012, 11:52 PM #44
A map is NOT turn-by-turn directions, but neither is it a bus schedule, a route time table or a bus route navigation tool. Same is true for train and light rail. Maps can show where those service routes are located (as in the case of showing where the physical train tracks run). But the time tables and navigation tools are services that an app developer may or may not add as an additional layer to the iPhone app.
Leaving one or more of the services out does not stop it from being a map or a map app.
- 06-17-2012, 12:47 AM #45
What is the big thing about turn by turn though? It's kind of like spoon feeding. I mean you already had like a "Go here," then "Go here" but with turn by turn they're basically holding your hand.
Transit is more useful, because you have the lay of the land- you can do what you want when you want. To whatever fits your schedule.
- 06-17-2012, 10:47 AM #46