Posts tagged maps

5 Best Maps App Alternatives to Apple Maps for iPhone

Now that it is official that Apple Maps suck, we present the top 5 alternatives to Apple Maps that will help you find your way to your next destination instead of getting you lost. Google is working on a Maps App for iOS which is rumored to be available later this year, till then these nifty Apps already available for iOS should turn out to be extremely helpful for you. It is a good time to be a Maps App developer, for sure! Read More

Tim Cook Posts Apology Letter For Screwing Up With Apple Maps

Tim Cook today published an official apology letter on addressing all Apple customers. Apple has definitely screwed up with Apple Maps and accepting their mistake publicly is an extremely bold move. For the time being, Apple is recommending users to use alternatives available. Here is the official apology letter Tim posted today – Read More

Google Earth and Google Maps Will Be In One App for iOS

It is evident that Google is working on a Maps App for iOS devices. After Apple decided to remove Google Maps from iOS, and Apple Maps turned out to be horrible, Google’s stock pushed up higher and the folks at Google are now working very hard to make sure that a Maps App that uses data from Google is made available to the masses. Read More

Google’s Native Maps App Now Awaiting Apple’s Approval

Google Maps vs Apple MapsWe know it, Apple’s Maps App is absolutely crappy. The data engine just does not stand up to the expectations of users and when compared to Google’s Maps App which has been gathering data for a long time now, it is nowhere close. 9to5Mac now reports that Google’s native Maps App for iOS has already been submitted and that it is pending approval from the Apple App Store team. Read More

Following Apple, Amazon Acquires 3D Map App UpNext

Here comes Amazon into the whole 3D maps war. With Apple replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 and rolling out its very own 3D maps applications, Amazon wants to do the same thing, of-course. Amazon has acquired UpNext to signal that an Amazon powered Maps application could be making its way to the Kindle Fire, without Google’s permission. Read More

Google’s New 3D Maps Coming to iOS Next Week

Google MapsAs you would know, Apple plans to launch its own 3D maps App in iOS 6 and replace Google Maps. Today, Google held an event in San Francisco where the search engine giant announced that its 3D enhanced Maps application will make its way to Android and iOS devices next week. Read More

Google Maps Will Begin Charging for Usage

mapsIn a remarkable turn of events, Google has announced that it will start charging for accessing the Google Maps API. Starting from January 1, 2012, when more than the limit of 25,000 map hits are made in a day, Google will begin its fee process. Read More

Google Maps Adds Weather Layer

Google has added a new layer to Google Maps that brings weather details into the picture related to your location. Now, with Google Maps, you’ll be able to get the exact weather conditions based on your location. The new weather layer will not only show weather details and conditions in your vicinity, but will also provide the conditions across the globe at any instant of time. Read More

Google Street View Coming to India in a Few Weeks

google carsGoogle India has just announced that it will be rolling out “Street View” for Indian Google Maps users. Street View is a feature of Google Maps that offers 360° panoramic street-level imagery of a region. The feature is available in 27 countries, and offers details about streets with amazing details. Read More

Google Maps Mobile Browser Experience Improved

browserplaceGoogle wants to offer users a consistent Google Maps experience, and with this recent update for Google Maps on mobile browsers, it is doing just that. When Google Maps is now accessed from a mobile browser, the experience is similar to the desktop version with many features accessible. Read More