Yesterday there was a Cricket Match between Pakistan and India, and I got stuck in traffic. I was wondering if I had the option to use the Google Map App from my smartphone to get the best possible route to reach home. If I had the option, I would never go for the Mac Map App presented in iOS 6 due to its dramas. My vote is still for Google Map App.
The users of iPhone 4S must be receiving the messages to upgrade their device to iOS version 6. Even though it is offering so many new features, I am sure many users were still hesitating to upgrade. The only major reason to upgrade is the difference of Mac Map App and Google App.
If you ask my opinion, then I would never want to get into a situation where I directions to a place named “Faizabad” which is 10km away from my home and I am given the “Faizabad” which is 800km away. All the issues in the Apple version may be because they have just started their App, while on the other side, Google has collected the data after the efforts of so many years.
Apple has claimed that they are working on this app, and they will “catch up” by accumulating data like Google’s. I am sure they will be able to do that but till that “catch up” hmm, I will stick to Google Maps.
So you want to use iOS 6 and want to use Google App?
According to the source:
Google Maps is available to everyone using any mobile browser. And this includes iOS6 users. Accessing Google Maps is really easy—just follow the steps below.
1. Open the Safari browser and go to maps.google.com
2. Tap the Share button (on the bottom middle of the screen on iPhone, at the top on iPad)
3. Tap “Add to Home Screen”
4. Tap “Add” in the upper right corner of the screen
5. Now, simply tap on the icon and let Google Maps get you where you want to go!
With Google Maps on your mobile browser, you get many of the same Google Maps features you’re familiar with, including the ability to:
-See your current location
-Get driving, transit, biking and walking directions
-Turn on satellite, transit, traffic, biking and other layers
-Search for nearby landmarks, restaurants and other points of interest
-See clickable icons for popular businesses and transit stations, as well as detailed information such as hours of operation, Zagat scores and more
-When signed into your Google account, access your recent searches, starred locations and My Maps
Google Maps for mobile web browsers provides the latest features without needing to install any updates, no matter what device you use.
Maybe Google will decide to make a Google Map which you can find in iTunes, but until then you will have to use the above mentioned shortcut.
Sources: huffingtonpost, webpronews