Saturday, April 19, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Ex-Apple CEO To Sell Mobiles In India
HTC Hired Ex-Samsung Marketing Officer
Xbox One Wolrdwide Sales Cross 5 million
Samsung Works With GLOBALFOUNDRIES On 14 nm FinFET Offering
Facebook To Find Nearby Friends
Console Sales Lift AMD's First Quarter Results
LG Expands 'Second Screen' TV Ecosystem With Open-Source SDK
Amazon Announces Kindle Service For Samsung Devices
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Google Maps Now Available For iPhone


Google maps returned to the iPhone, months after Apple's own mapping service flopped, prompting user complaints.

Google Maps is rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store. Daniel Graf, director of Google Maps for Mobile, said the new maps application "has been designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you?re looking for faster and easier."

The app shows more map on screen, it's a sharper looking, vector-based map that loads quickly and provides smooth tilting and rotating of 2D and 3D views. The search box at the top is a good place to start - perhaps by entering the name of a new and interesting restaurant. An expandable info sheet at the bottom shows the address, opening hours, ratings and reviews, images, directions and other information.

Previews are also available with Street View allowing users to see inside places with Business Photos to decide on a table or see if it?s better at the bar. The app is also offering voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic conditions and information about public transportation.

To complete the Google Maps ecosystem, Google is also releasing the Google Maps SDK for iOS, and a simple URL scheme to help developers use Google Maps when building their apps.

The new Google Maps app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch (4th gen) iOS 5.1 and higher, in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

The release comes nearly three months after Apple replaced Google Maps as the device's built-in navigation system and inserted its own maps into the latest version of its mobile operating system.

However, Apple's maps proved to be far inferior to Google's, as they misplaced landmarks, overlooked towns and sometimes got people lost. This prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue a public apology and recommend that iPhone owners consider using Google maps through a mobile Web browser or seek other alternatives until his company could fix the problems.

There still isn't a Google mapping app for the iPad, but the company plans to make one eventually.


Previous
Next
Sharp To Release New ICC Purios 4K 60-inch LCD TV in Japan        All News        Verizon and Redbox To Launch Video Streaming Service
Scientists Develop Cheap OLED Material     General Computing News      Verizon and Redbox To Launch Video Streaming Service

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Reports Lower Than Expected First Quarter revenue
Google Buys Solar-Drone Company
Google Glass Available April 15
Google Invests In Robot Company Savioke
Is Google TV Back On Track?
Google Paid $1.4 Million Fine In Italy
Turkey Intercepted Google's Public DNS
Government Requests For User Information Up 120 Percent Over Four Years: Google
Group Asks European Commission to Modify Google's Settlement Plan
Google Cuts Cloud Computing Prices
Ray-Ban, Oakley To Support Google Glass
Google Improves WebP Image Format In New Chrome

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .