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    As anyone tested to see how much data the app uses? I am sure it would be more in the city. I didn't see a way to save maps which would be helpful when traveling out of country.
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    Used it a lot today. It's okay. It needs a lot more ability to customize and really could use an automatic night mode.
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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    I'm just we now have this as an option. Fills an important. Especially for folks outside the US I'm sure.

    Used it a bit. Clean interface. Decently fast. Using it now as my main mapping until Apple's maps app improves.
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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    My car broke down and thank god I have google maps gave me the exact bus location to get to work on time actually it's faster than my car I wonder why apple doesn't do bus routes how stuck up is apple ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrome.brooks View Post
    My car broke down and thank god I have google maps gave me the exact bus location to get to work on time actually it's faster than my car I wonder why apple doesn't do bus routes how stuck up is apple ??
    Why doesn't that transit company provide their users with an app that they can have full control over, and serve their customers? Why does some other entity have to do that for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    PS 'D Bengals-Eagles on Thursday night football on the NFL network. 10-0 Bengals.
    I was at the game; did you see me? I'm not an Eagles fan, so I enjoyed the game much more than my 2 friends I was with who are Eagles fans.
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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    I used the new google maps. One HUGE issue is that it cannot access my contacts. Even my google contacts are not accessed after I sign into google. That issue makes me not want to use it. Besides the native Apple maps has not led to a wrong address or location. It has been good for me.


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    On my iPhone 4s, I have Apple maps, NavFree and now Google maps. Of the 3 Google seems to work better in my area (Sydney northern beaches), provided there is cellular coverage. (Navfree is for when there is no coverage.)

    Initially I thought Google had no voice turn-by-turn guidance, but it turned out to be a problem with the car radio bluetooth connection (still not working). It works fine walking or on my bicycle. Although I have no accurate data usage yet, it seems fairly frugal.

    I hope Apple fixes it's problem with maps soon. Being native to IOS it should work really well.
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    Google Maps has been working flawlessly. No more worrying about bring taken to the wrong location.

    Gotta give credit where credit is due.


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    I just found out google maps for iPhone lets you swipe to the right to see different search items and will tell you how far they are away via transit. (if your last directions were via transit) I can look for walmart for instance and it will find the one closest via transit, swipe to the right and see the next closest, via transit. this is huge. for those of us who use transit, a walmart 5 miles away could take longer to get to than one 10 miles away but on a direct bus route. google has blown apples maps and the other third party apps I've tried) out of the water for us transit users.
    it also finds more stuff. I found several places for haircuts in walking distance via google maps. not so via apple.

    I type this on my iMac, and love my iphone. I say this so nobody thinks I'm some apple hater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Flud View Post
    I just found out google maps for iPhone lets you swipe to the right to see different search items and will tell you how far they are away via transit. (if your last directions were via transit) I can look for walmart for instance and it will find the one closest via transit, swipe to the right and see the next closest, via transit. this is huge. for those of us who use transit, a walmart 5 miles away could take longer to get to than one 10 miles away but on a direct bus route. google has blown apples maps and the other third party apps I've tried) out of the water for us transit users.
    it also finds more stuff. I found several places for haircuts in walking distance via google maps. not so via apple.

    I type this on my iMac, and love my iphone. I say this so nobody thinks I'm some apple hater.
    When it comes to POI, Google is ahead in that department. Apples might look better when in navigation mode but Google actually gets me there. I agree with you, it's a great app. Just check the reviews from the 18,000+.


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    I tried it for the first time today.

    Mine currently has everything in kilometers and I can't find where to change this. Apple Maps has a setting under Settings, but I can't find one for Google Maps.

    Any thoughts (I'm sure it is something simple)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialkd2424 View Post
    I tried it for the first time today.

    Mine currently has everything in kilometers and I can't find where to change this. Apple Maps has a setting under Settings, but I can't find one for Google Maps.

    Any thoughts (I'm sure it is something simple)?
    That is weird. Are you in the US? Did it ask you during the initial setup? I don't remember if it did. Maybe uninstall and reinstall?


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    Quote Originally Posted by specialkd2424 View Post
    I tried it for the first time today.

    Mine currently has everything in kilometers and I can't find where to change this. Apple Maps has a setting under Settings, but I can't find one for Google Maps.

    Any thoughts (I'm sure it is something simple)?
    Just looked for that setting... nowhere I could find it... one might think that such a 'superior app' as Google maps is supposed to be would make this easy and obvious as it is on any of several other apps I'm familiar with... oh well.
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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    Never had any major issues with Apple maps but I downloaded the Google app the other day. Very nice and enjoy the voice turn by turn. Took me right to someone's front door yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary86 View Post
    That is weird. Are you in the US? Did it ask you during the initial setup? I don't remember if it did. Maybe uninstall and reinstall?


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    Yeah I'm in the US. I even deleted it and re-installed it and it is still in kilometers. I have a 4s on Sprint.

    Very weird.
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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    Is the region in Settings-General-International set for the United States. If not, that >might< be the culprit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    Just looked for that setting... nowhere I could find it... one might think that such a 'superior app' as Google maps is supposed to be would make this easy and obvious as it is on any of several other apps I'm familiar with... oh well.
    I would say its a superior app for me. I've used it everyday to test it out and always finds more POI and has them accurately placed. Hasn't got me lost or sent way out of the way just to make a U-Turn. Apple Maps looks slightly better in Navi mode but that only goes so far when you end up in the wrong location. Google Maps will be my go-to for my cross country trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Is the region in Settings-General-International set for the United States. If not, that >might< be the culprit.
    That was it. That is one of those settings I've never even looked at, just left it at the default from when I got the phone.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specialkd2424 View Post
    That was it. That is one of those settings I've never even looked at, just left it at the default from when I got the phone.

    Thanks.
    Glad you got it figured out.


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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    Quote Originally Posted by specialkd2424 View Post
    That was it. That is one of those settings I've never even looked at, just left it at the default from when I got the phone.

    Thanks.
    I'm glad I was able to help. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend...
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    Played around with it on my wife's iphone 5 and I like how google is doing with their maps in design department especially the turn by turn. Perhaps we'll see the design language going to android in the immediate future.
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    Default Google Maps for IOS releasing tonight?

    I found a way to use google maps through Siri. Just state the contact you want to navigate to and add "via transit" at the end of the sentence. You will then get a choice of the navigation app to use. Choose the google app and that is it. With this great trick you can use your contacts with google maps. Give it a try!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nj1266 View Post
    I found a way to use google maps through Siri. Just state the contact you want to navigate to and add "via transit" at the end of the sentence. You will then get a choice of the navigation app to use. Choose the google app and that is it. With this great trick you can use your contacts with google maps. Give it a try!!!


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    I did this also and it works well. The only thing is, and this may not be a big deal, but when you do it that way it opens the Apple maps app as well in the background, so this may be an unnecessary battery drain to have both tracking your location.
    If you use Siri to open google maps then go and close Apple maps it kind of defeats the purpose. I like Apple, but they are going to make sure third part apps aren't fully integrated.
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