We all are aware of the fact Apple’s map app was a total wash out. So what we want next are few alternatives to it so that we can navigate around the world hassle free. Off course the first and best alternative to the apple map is Google Map app. Google Map app has been relaunched with major improvements which has brought a sigh of relief to the Apple users. Some other alternatives to Google Map app have specialised in getting around on foot, while others focus more on the driving experience, with voice-enabled, turn-by-turn navigation.
So without much ado lets have a look at 3 best alternatives to Apple Map App:
One word for Google Map App, delectable! With its extraordinary interface and detailed turn by turn direction travelling becomes a breeze. The point-of-interest is comprehensive and precise, which gives a whole new meaning to navigation. And a little cherry on the cake is transit directions, which is one of the brightest point of this map app.
Though quite general, Bing maps are solid. It has a extensive POI base and gives walking, transit and driving directions swiftly. It also brings out the current traffic conditions and has a vigorous Facebook integration which is a plus.
The latest version of Garmin is superior than the previous which had many noteworthy loopholes. The app has a Garmin’s trademark interface, POI search capabilities coupled with Google Local Search. The 3D view of the buildings adds up to the whole Garmin experience.
Really three cheers to Google Map app, it is better than ever. The drool worthy Google Map app has an extraordinary interface which gives you turn by turn direction and takes you to the desired place accurately.
The point-of-interest is comprehensive and precise, which gives a whole new meaning to navigation. What adds a little more flavor to these improved map apps are transit directions.
The only loop hole in this drastically improved map app is that there is no dedicated app for the iPad as there is for Andriod. Though you can use it on the tablet but it gets pixilated when you expand it.
Once you download the app you will be asked to sign in. The reason why Google asks you to sign in so that you get access to your previous searches, plus integration and custom maps.
The interface of the app is a breeze for user. There is bar at the top to search the location and address. As expected keeping the user’s ease in mind Google has given main map window in the center and front. To help you give in depth view of the directions, there is a tab in the lower right side. The detailed and layered view gives you fair idea of toggle traffic, public transit, and satellite views.
The 3D view of the map app is sensational and cherry on the cake is that once you tap on an address or location, you can jump right to street view without leaving the app.… Read the rest
Its back, Google Map app is all set to join the slew of map apps on Apple app store in few hours from now. This comes as a respite for iOS use who have been many times stranded in the middle of nowhere due to Apple Map app goof up.
Apple did away with Google Map app in the month of June to launch its own Map app. In the demo at WWDC the app looked promising but it didn’t live up to expectations of users. Such a big fuax pas Apple Map app was that CEO Tim Cook had to write a public apology advising users to use third-party apps.
Released in September, the Map app has been constantly criticized for its sparse detailing and wrong guidance. It was after the maps disaster that Apple had to bid goodbye to Scott Forstall, its key personnel and mind behind the app.
Apart from Google Map App, iOS users can also download HERE Maps of Nokia for iPhone, iPad.… Read the rest