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(Gizmodo)   After realizing Google gets most of its user-data from iPhones, Google once again announces Google Maps app coming to iOS in a matter of weeks   (gizmodo.com) divider line 71
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2012-09-26 10:32:50 AM  
I use my iPhone as my car's GPS for work - where I spend 90% of my time on the road seeing accounts.

I have been taken to some very, very strange places, none of which were where I was trying to go, by apple's new maps app for ios6.
 
2012-09-26 10:32:58 AM  
Gets most of its user data from iPhones?


You're joking right?
 
2012-09-26 10:34:08 AM  
Aww... they kissed and made up. Now they can have Angry Makeup Sex.
 
2012-09-26 10:35:15 AM  
One reason that it will take Google some time to build the iPhone app: it expected the app with Google's maps to remain on the iPhone for some time, based on the contract between the two companies, and was caught off guard when Apple decided to build a new application to replace the old one.

Bullshiat. Google knew (as well as anyone that follows tech crap) for quite sometime that Apple was making there own map app.
It's because Apple maps are such a clusterf*ck, that a demand remains for a Google map app.
I don't know why Google is acting so surprised about this.
 
2012-09-26 10:35:44 AM  
"After realizing"?

That kind of implies that Google made the decision to keep their maps service off of the iphone in the first place.
 
2012-09-26 10:36:51 AM  
Then Apple bars Google Maps from the store, Google gets DoJ to sue Apple for anti-competitive practices, and Bill Gates laughs heartily from his fortress carved out of an old volcano.
 
2012-09-26 10:36:59 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: "After realizing"?

That kind of implies that Google made the decision to keep their maps service off of the iphone in the first place.


You must have missed yesterday.
 
2012-09-26 10:37:34 AM  
Even Hijinks Ensue, Apple fans, are mocking Apple Maps.

imageshack.us
 
2012-09-26 10:39:50 AM  

organizmx: I use my iPhone as my car's GPS for work - where I spend 90% of my time on the road seeing accounts.

I have been taken to some very, very strange places, none of which were where I was trying to go, by apple's new maps app for ios6.


iOS 6 gave me directions to a cave. I wanted to go to a outdoor movie theater nearby.
 
2012-09-26 10:44:15 AM  
Hope that it has turn by turn directions - on ALL iOS 6 devices back to the 3G to really show apple how it should be done.

That being said just use Waze for turn by turn. Waze is awesome - and lets you know about cops, crap on the road AND traffic.

/iPhone 4 still running ios5
//Not interested in getting into a Ford vs Chevy shouting match
 
2012-09-26 10:44:39 AM  
iOS 6 gave me directions to my neighbor's house instead of mine, and I ended up f*cking my neighbor's wife.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
 
2012-09-26 10:50:33 AM  
Genuinely has anyone used the app?

All I hear is hate..i've used it for 15 minutes, seems perfectly fine....

Ok i wasn't trying to get to Stratford upon Avon, but what sort of idiot uses google maps turn by turn directions for that?

Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS, alternatively just use a proper frigging sat nav app and avoid the hassle and also the inevitable drop out when you hit that part of the motorway that doesn't have a vodafone signal.
 
2012-09-26 10:52:40 AM  

moel: Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS


cdn-store.crackberry.com
 
2012-09-26 10:54:30 AM  

moel: Genuinely has anyone used the app?

All I hear is hate..i've used it for 15 minutes, seems perfectly fine....

Ok i wasn't trying to get to Stratford upon Avon, but what sort of idiot uses google maps turn by turn directions for that?

Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS, alternatively just use a proper frigging sat nav app and avoid the hassle and also the inevitable drop out when you hit that part of the motorway that doesn't have a vodafone signal.


um.... Google Maps caches data for offline use. (At least it does on Android)
 
2012-09-26 10:57:29 AM  
It never did on IOS, no internet...your just a blue dot on a set of squares...

Which is precisely why I don't get the fuss...

What has actually happened?

Maps doesn't do street view anymore...
Tom Tom data is slightly wanky (which we knew anyway)
Apple will have the whole thing sorted in 6 months.

From where i'm standing it's a complete non issue. I use maps maybe 3 times a month if that...

I'd be more pissed off if I was an android user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...
 
2012-09-26 11:00:24 AM  

tanman1975: um.... Google Maps caches data for offline use. (At least it does on Android)


The iOS version has a cache, but it's only the tiles which have recently been displayed. It wouldn't pull all of the required tiles to display for the entire journey. So, really, the cache would only be useful if you had taken that route before and you probably wouldn't use the GPS in that case.

Meh, I have a garmin that works just fine.
 
2012-09-26 11:01:28 AM  
 
2012-09-26 11:02:21 AM  

moel: Genuinely has anyone used the app?

All I hear is hate..i've used it for 15 minutes, seems perfectly fine....

Ok i wasn't trying to get to Stratford upon Avon, but what sort of idiot uses google maps turn by turn directions for that?

Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS, alternatively just use a proper frigging sat nav app and avoid the hassle and also the inevitable drop out when you hit that part of the motorway that doesn't have a vodafone signal.


I'm using it on my 3GS (waiting for my 5 to ship); I feel like it runs faster than Google maps and I kinda like how they've overlaid directions onto the map.

That being said, the total lack of public transportation routes is a total deal breaker. As a New Yorker, I constantly use Google maps, especially for seeing what my bus route options are.
 
2012-09-26 11:04:01 AM  

Grapple: Aww... they kissed and made up. Now they can have Angry Birds Makeup Sex.


FTFM
 
2012-09-26 11:08:30 AM  

moel: I'd be more pissed off if I was an android a specific subset of Samsung handsets running TouchWiz user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...


FTFY

Also, it's been patched and is being pumped out OTA.
 
2012-09-26 11:12:30 AM  

Thrakkerzog: iOS 6 gave me directions to my neighbor's house instead of mine, and I ended up f*cking my neighbor's wife.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.


This is the most compelling reason I've ever heard to get an iPhone.
 
2012-09-26 11:18:03 AM  

Pinko_Commie: moel: I'd be more pissed off if I was an android a specific subset of Samsung handsets running TouchWiz user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...

FTFY

Also, it's been patched and is being pumped out OTA.


It affects various Samsung, Moto and HTC Android devices and Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.

Link
 
2012-09-26 11:20:48 AM  

fo_sho!: Hope that it has turn by turn directions - on ALL iOS 6 devices back to the 3G to really show apple how it should be done.

That being said just use Waze for turn by turn. Waze is awesome - and lets you know about cops, crap on the road AND traffic.

/iPhone 4 still running ios5
//Not interested in getting into a Ford vs Chevy shouting match


Waze rocks. That is all.
 
2012-09-26 11:22:56 AM  
digistil:
It affects various Samsung, Moto and HTC Android devices and Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.



This

Do your research before you blindly walk into an ambush...
 
2012-09-26 11:33:15 AM  
I didn't really care for Google Maps when I was using it in ios5 and thought I would like the new apps in ios6. Apple Maps is a farking abomination. So much so that I'm considering dropping back down to ios5 again.
 
2012-09-26 11:35:15 AM  

moel: digistil:
It affects various Samsung, Moto and HTC Android devices and Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.



This

Do your research before you blindly walk into an ambush...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-26 11:36:45 AM  

digistil: Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.


According to "Dylan Reeve" who seems to have redacted that statement on his site.
 
2012-09-26 11:46:35 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: One reason that it will take Google some time to build the iPhone app: it expected the app with Google's maps to remain on the iPhone for some time, based on the contract between the two companies, and was caught off guard when Apple decided to build a new application to replace the old one.

Bullshiat. Google knew (as well as anyone that follows tech crap) for quite sometime that Apple was making there own map app.
It's because Apple maps are such a clusterf*ck, that a demand remains for a Google map app.
I don't know why Google is acting so surprised about this.


Yeah, particularly when it was Apple that was pushing them for a while to include turn-by-turn directions... which Google had on Android, so it's not like they couldn't do it at all. Since Google was dragging their heels updating the iOS maps app, Apple said "fine, we'll do it."
 
2012-09-26 11:50:03 AM  

moel: Genuinely has anyone used the app?

All I hear is hate..i've used it for 15 minutes, seems perfectly fine....

Ok i wasn't trying to get to Stratford upon Avon, but what sort of idiot uses google maps turn by turn directions for that?

Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS, alternatively just use a proper frigging sat nav app and avoid the hassle and also the inevitable drop out when you hit that part of the motorway that doesn't have a vodafone signal.


You've used it for 15 minutes and it seems fine? I guess there isn't a problem after all. I knew I should have asked an Apple apologist for their opinion on it before I got lost yesterday.
 
2012-09-26 12:06:26 PM  

digistil: HotWingConspiracy: "After realizing"?

That kind of implies that Google made the decision to keep their maps service off of the iphone in the first place.

You must have missed yesterday.


You must have missed the update to yesterday's article:

Update: Reuters has softened the tone of its original report which is now disputed by Bloomberg. Bloomberg says that Schmidt declined to say whether Google submitted its Maps app for Apple approval. Instead it quotes him saying, "We haven't done anything yet with Google Maps," adding that Apple would "have to approve it. It's their choice." The updated Reuters piece now quotes the Google chairman saying that Google and Apple are in constant communication at "all kinds of levels," while appearing to say that the decision to remove Google Maps from iOS was Apple's alone. "We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?" Schmidt said in Tokyo. "What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call."
 
2012-09-26 12:07:55 PM  

Theaetetus: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: One reason that it will take Google some time to build the iPhone app: it expected the app with Google's maps to remain on the iPhone for some time, based on the contract between the two companies, and was caught off guard when Apple decided to build a new application to replace the old one.

Bullshiat. Google knew (as well as anyone that follows tech crap) for quite sometime that Apple was making there own map app.
It's because Apple maps are such a clusterf*ck, that a demand remains for a Google map app.
I don't know why Google is acting so surprised about this.

Yeah, particularly when it was Apple that was pushing them for a while to include turn-by-turn directions... which Google had on Android, so it's not like they couldn't do it at all.


I read that Google has deals with other parties that would prevent them from doing that. I don't know if it's true.

Since Google was dragging their heels updating the iOS maps app, Apple said "fine, we'll do it."

That seems overly simplistic. Apple has plenty of motivation to steer their users away from using google maps, regardless of anything google is doing or not doing.
 
2012-09-26 12:09:21 PM  

Theaetetus: Yeah, particularly when it was Apple that was pushing them for a while to include turn-by-turn directions... which Google had on Android, so it's not like they couldn't do it at all. Since Google was dragging their heels updating the iOS maps app, Apple said "fine, we'll do it."


And what a nice job they've done.
 
2012-09-26 12:13:36 PM  
As big as a Apple fanboi as I am I must say, the Apple map app farkING SUCKS BRING BACK GOOGLE MAPS IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

But, the rest of the iOS 6 is pretty sweet so... Suck it droidtards!
 
2012-09-26 12:16:02 PM  

Theaetetus: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: One reason that it will take Google some time to build the iPhone app: it expected the app with Google's maps to remain on the iPhone for some time, based on the contract between the two companies, and was caught off guard when Apple decided to build a new application to replace the old one.

Bullshiat. Google knew (as well as anyone that follows tech crap) for quite sometime that Apple was making there own map app.
It's because Apple maps are such a clusterf*ck, that a demand remains for a Google map app.
I don't know why Google is acting so surprised about this.

Yeah, particularly when it was Apple that was pushing them for a while to include turn-by-turn directions... which Google had on Android, so it's not like they couldn't do it at all. Since Google was dragging their heels updating the iOS maps app, Apple said "fine, we'll do it."


And they whiffed hard. I'd say Google won this round. Google's in a weird spot: help their competitor whilst helping themselves, or screw their competitor whilst mildly screwing themselves.
 
2012-09-26 12:17:28 PM  

Theaetetus: Yeah, particularly when it was Apple that was pushing them for a while to include turn-by-turn directions... which Google had on Android, so it's not like they couldn't do it at all. Since Google was dragging their heels updating the iOS maps app, Apple said "fine, we'll do it."



That justification isn't consistent with how events played out. If features were an issue and Apple wanted to put out a more capable product then they should have kept Google Maps on iOS6 until an equally capable replacement is available. If putting out a better product was the sole concern then why rush a half-assed unfinished product out to market.
 
2012-09-26 12:21:23 PM  

TheTrashcanMan: As big as a Apple fanboi as I am I must say, the Apple map app farkING SUCKS BRING BACK GOOGLE MAPS IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

But, the rest of the iOS 6 is pretty sweet so... Suck it droidtards!


You sound excited. I'll bet it will be "pretty nice" on the "pretty acceptable" new iPhone.
 
2012-09-26 12:23:11 PM  
Reminiscent of how Microsoft treated WordPerfect back in the day.

Keep it up, Apple. Keep it up.

Only that company could totally screw its client base that way (not only failing to put a core function app into its new phone, but also retroactively removing it from existing phones through the iOS6 upgrade) and still keep them as fans.

Good old Apple. Pissing in the consumer's face and telling them it's sunshine.
 
2012-09-26 12:24:41 PM  
On the bright side, Tom Tom has a newer satellite view of my house than Google.

I was all fired up when Google had a new picture of my house from space the air this spring. I live out in the country and town had older images but Google then updated that so it reflects some highway construction but they got it mid-job. Be interesting to see if they update it again.

Then I updated my 4s to IOS 6 and was ready to be bummed by Tom Tom. It's a bit slow but their pictures of everything in the area are newer than Google's so I'm happy even if it feels slower. Perhaps the slow feel is because you see nothing until the image is all loaded.
 
2012-09-26 12:25:25 PM  

Karne: moel: Genuinely has anyone used the app?

All I hear is hate..i've used it for 15 minutes, seems perfectly fine....

Ok i wasn't trying to get to Stratford upon Avon, but what sort of idiot uses google maps turn by turn directions for that?

Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS, alternatively just use a proper frigging sat nav app and avoid the hassle and also the inevitable drop out when you hit that part of the motorway that doesn't have a vodafone signal.

You've used it for 15 minutes and it seems fine? I guess there isn't a problem after all. I knew I should have asked an Apple apologist for their opinion on it before I got lost yesterday.


Given everything related to maps/iOS 6/iPhone 5 in the last few weeks, Apple's new slogan should be "It just works...sorta OK, right?".

I am not a fan of Steve Jobs, but the guy is rolling in his grave...
 
2012-09-26 12:27:44 PM  

Morchella: Then I updated my 4s to IOS 6 and was ready to be bummed by Tom Tom. It's a bit slow but their pictures of everything in the area are newer than Google's so I'm happy even if it feels slower.


So as soon as Google updates their pictures and THEY temporarily have the newer photos, you'll be bummed again?
 
2012-09-26 12:39:06 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: So as soon as Google updates their pictures and THEY temporarily have the newer photos, you'll be bummed again?


Not necessarily. I could give a rat's hiney about stuff like turn by turn directions. I grew up with gas station maps so any of the services available on the phone are great by comparison. And Until and unless there's a maps app, Google maps are available on a browser.

The real bummer is that with a new IOS release, iTunes gets real slow. Took an hour to update the app for the local NPR station yesterday evening.
 
2012-09-26 12:44:43 PM  

digistil: Pinko_Commie: moel: I'd be more pissed off if I was an android a specific subset of Samsung handsets running TouchWiz user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...

FTFY

Also, it's been patched and is being pumped out OTA.

It affects various Samsung, Moto and HTC Android devices and Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.

Link


If you follow the link in your article it says "Update: It would appear that the root of the problem is probably the standard Android dialer - the vulnerability was identified and patched three months ago. "
 
2012-09-26 12:53:41 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Karne: moel: Genuinely has anyone used the app?

All I hear is hate..i've used it for 15 minutes, seems perfectly fine....

Ok i wasn't trying to get to Stratford upon Avon, but what sort of idiot uses google maps turn by turn directions for that?

Oh brilliant idea, lets kill the battery in my iPhone by using data AND GPS, alternatively just use a proper frigging sat nav app and avoid the hassle and also the inevitable drop out when you hit that part of the motorway that doesn't have a vodafone signal.

You've used it for 15 minutes and it seems fine? I guess there isn't a problem after all. I knew I should have asked an Apple apologist for their opinion on it before I got lost yesterday.

Given everything related to maps/iOS 6/iPhone 5 in the last few weeks, Apple's new slogan should be "It just works...sorta OK, right?".

I am not a fan of Steve Jobs, but the guy is rolling in his grave...


Yeah - "It just works - unless we feel like hobbling our competition and our users at the same time."
 
2012-09-26 12:58:37 PM  

moel: It never did on IOS, no internet...your just a blue dot on a set of squares...

Which is precisely why I don't get the fuss...

What has actually happened?

Maps doesn't do street view anymore...
Tom Tom data is slightly wanky (which we knew anyway)
Apple will have the whole thing sorted in 6 months.

From where i'm standing it's a complete non issue. I use maps maybe 3 times a month if that...

I'd be more pissed off if I was an android user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...


/Thread

Total non-issue.
 
2012-09-26 01:01:37 PM  

Bubbageegee: moel: It never did on IOS, no internet...your just a blue dot on a set of squares...

Which is precisely why I don't get the fuss...

What has actually happened?

Maps doesn't do street view anymore...
Tom Tom data is slightly wanky (which we knew anyway)
Apple will have the whole thing sorted in 6 months.

From where i'm standing it's a complete non issue. I use maps maybe 3 times a month if that...

I'd be more pissed off if I was an android user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...

/Thread

Total non-issue.


If Maps is such a non-issue then why did Apple make such a big deal of it when they launched the iPhone 5?
 
2012-09-26 01:19:14 PM  

organizmx: I use my iPhone as my car's GPS for work - where I spend 90% of my time on the road seeing accounts.

I have been taken to some very, very strange places, none of which were where I was trying to go, by apple's new maps app for ios6.


I must say that the MapQuest app is pretty incredible for being free. It has perfect turn by turn directions and it runs in the background.

I like Google Maps because I ride the train a lot and I like the public transportation feature it has. I won't upgrade to iOS 6 until Google Maps makes its app available again.
 
2012-09-26 01:20:49 PM  

keepitcherry: I didn't really care for Google Maps when I was using it in ios5 and thought I would like the new apps in ios6. Apple Maps is a farking abomination. So much so that I'm considering dropping back down to ios5 again.


I was killing time in the waiting room of the doctors office by looking around on the new ios6 maps on my iPad. I must have submitted easily 3 dozen errors within 2 miles of my house.
 
2012-09-26 01:25:48 PM  

Flint Ironstag: digistil: Pinko_Commie: moel: I'd be more pissed off if I was an android a specific subset of Samsung handsets running TouchWiz user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...

FTFY

Also, it's been patched and is being pumped out OTA.

It affects various Samsung, Moto and HTC Android devices and Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.

Link

If you follow the link in your article it says "Update: It would appear that the root of the problem is probably the standard Android dialer - the vulnerability was identified and patched three months ago. "


Ah, you're right. So the next time each user compiles Android for their device, they'll be set.
 
2012-09-26 01:26:01 PM  

root88: organizmx: I use my iPhone as my car's GPS for work - where I spend 90% of my time on the road seeing accounts.

I have been taken to some very, very strange places, none of which were where I was trying to go, by apple's new maps app for ios6.

I must say that the MapQuest app is pretty incredible for being free. It has perfect turn by turn directions and it runs in the background.

I like Google Maps because I ride the train a lot and I like the public transportation feature it has. I won't upgrade to iOS 6 until Google Maps makes its app available again.


Google Now has some great features. If you're at a train station it will automatically bring up the times for the next trains. If you commute to work each day it will automatically bring up traffic jam news for that route for you. If you check a particular sport team results it will learn and start bringing them up automatically.

I should be getting it with Jelly bean in a few weeks, it'll be interesting to see how it works.

/Presumably since I Google "kate beckinsale naked pics" at least once a day it will start doing it automatically for me.
 
2012-09-26 01:28:13 PM  

digistil: Flint Ironstag: digistil: Pinko_Commie: moel: I'd be more pissed off if I was an android a specific subset of Samsung handsets running TouchWiz user and a mate could simply send me a text message to wipe my phone...

FTFY

Also, it's been patched and is being pumped out OTA.

It affects various Samsung, Moto and HTC Android devices and Samsung has known about the bug for months and only did something when they were called out on it.

Link

If you follow the link in your article it says "Update: It would appear that the root of the problem is probably the standard Android dialer - the vulnerability was identified and patched three months ago. "

Ah, you're right. So the next time each user compiles Android for their device, they'll be set.


I got an OTA update a month or so ago. That could have been it. Android do do regular updates in between the annual big update.
 
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