homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.145.182.50
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: bakedjake

Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies Forum

    
Apple's New Maps Criticised For Quality
engine

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4497870 posted 3:35 pm on Sep 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Inaccuracies and misplaced towns and cities in Apple's new map software have provoked anger from users.

In June Apple announced it would stop using Google Maps in favour of its own system, created using data from navigation specialist TomTom.

Apple is yet to comment on the complaints about the software, which comes already installed on the new iPhone.

TomTom said it provided only data and was not responsible for how it worked.

Apple's New Maps Criticised For Quality [bbc.co.uk]


Earlier story
Report: Apple Plans To Oust Google Maps From iPhone [webmasterworld.com]

 

travelin cat

WebmasterWorld Administrator travelin_cat us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4497870 posted 11:30 pm on Sep 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Finally took the plunge and updated to IOS6. The map app is horrible. It thinks I live a mile East of here. The functionality and interface is sub par as well.

Leosghost

WebmasterWorld Senior Member leosghost us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4497870 posted 10:51 am on Sep 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

BBC are carrying the sory, with a comparison of the two services Apple maps , and Google maps...

For UK areas that I know very very well..

[bbc.com...]

Oh dear, Apple really let this one out of the gate only half finished..

lucy24

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4497870 posted 7:33 pm on Sep 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Huh. Far as I can tell, it's got me living in the exact same location in the exact same parking lot across the exact same street* as before.


* Just a few days ago I was reading the New Yorker in a waiting room. One correspondent got absolutely livid about the use of "exact same". I mean, of all the things to get worked up about...

bill

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4497870 posted 8:24 am on Sep 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

The maps of Japan are totally unusable. A co-worker updated his phone and I was shocked at the poor quality, lack of information and general mistakes. They partnered with one of the better known mapping companies, but still ended up with sub-standard maps.

I'm sticking with iOS5 until Google releases a proper Maps app.

Sierra_Dad

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4497870 posted 9:08 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

I wonder if this will change the mind of any of these people:

[zdnet.com ]

Google Maps still works on Android.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved