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  • Purported Google Maps App Pictures Show App in Alpha Stages


    They’re not exactly the type of screenshot pictures that we would expect from someone with an iPhone, however it could be that the iOS developer testing the application, Ben Guild, needed to hide certain elements from the public.

    These pictures supposedly display pieces of the Google Maps application that Google has been rumored to be working on for the App Store. The reason for Google working on such an application would be because of Apple ditching Google Maps in iOS 6 and users not being happy with Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps application and its features. Google also launched their own YouTube application through the App Store because Apple removed theirs in iOS 6.

    The application is reportedly in early alpha stages and Guild was able to get his hands on a copy for testing. In the screenshots we see the obvious search bar at the top, a compass similar to the one in Apple’s iOS 6 Maps, and a symbol displaying a time estimate. Judging the appearance of the individual elements in the application, the design definitely looks like something of Google's making. The actual map on the other hand looks a little suspect, as it almost looks like Apple's. This could just be because it's in alpha stages.

    According to MacRumors, the application will support the iPhone 5’s 4-inch display and it uses vector images that are “fast,” and support two finger rotations at "any angle." There isn't an official ETA for Google's Maps to come to the iOS App Store yet, but this news seems to support that it is coming.

    Will you be using Google's Maps application instead of Apple's?

    Sources: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Purported Google Maps App Pictures Show App in Alpha Stages started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. mvangogh's Avatar
      mvangogh -
      i'm in a different city every week (including EMEA) and rely heavily on the iOS5 maps app. everyone from work who's upgraded to iOS6 wants desperately to downgrade because of how poorly the new maps perform. they said accuracy is horrible, functionality is limited and only really works when you're outside major cities where accuracy isn't an issue. i've held off on upgrading and/or buying an iPhone 5 exactly for this reason.

      i'm looking forward to seeing what google creates for a replacement.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      I'll use Google's when I need more detail at the street level. Otherwise, I'm happy with the speed and accuracy of Apple's maps.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by mvangogh View Post
      i'm in a different city every week (including EMEA) and rely heavily on the iOS5 maps app. everyone from work who's upgraded to iOS6 wants desperately to downgrade because of how poorly the new maps perform. they said accuracy is horrible, functionality is limited and only really works when you're outside major cities where accuracy isn't an issue. i've held off on upgrading and/or buying an iPhone 5 exactly for this reason.

      i'm looking forward to seeing what google creates for a replacement.
      Why don't they use MapQuest or the web version of Google Maps?
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by mvangogh View Post
      i'm in a different city every week (including EMEA) and rely heavily on the iOS5 maps app. everyone from work who's upgraded to iOS6 wants desperately to downgrade because of how poorly the new maps perform. they said accuracy is horrible, functionality is limited and only really works when you're outside major cities where accuracy isn't an issue. i've held off on upgrading and/or buying an iPhone 5 exactly for this reason.

      i'm looking forward to seeing what google creates for a replacement.
      I guess some have issues and some don't. I've been all over california and have not had a single issue. Times have been dead on. And turn by turn works better than Tom Tom.

      Quote Originally Posted by nicrfe View Post
      I was fine with apple maps until I drove into San Francisco. At that time searching for any numbers pier would give an address on pier street in hunters point. Lets just say that is not the place you want to send unsuspecting tourists. Zooming in and looking at the maps showed no pier numbers. I had to ask for directions twice. Big, stupid, oversight. They have fixed it now.
      I'm not sure what issue your having
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Please scale your screenshots before posting.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Please scale your screenshots before posting.
      Not sure what you mean. I can see it perfectly fine