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10-15-2009, 04:19 PM #1
Why was G-Map US East & West Pulled from AppStore
Does anyone know why G-Map U.S. East & G-Map U.S. West version 2.0 were pulled from the App Store? There is no information about this on XRoadsGPS website.
I was stupid enough to buy "G-MAP U.S. East" version 1.3.1 back in July for $34.99 because XRoads support told me that their next release would have text to speech turn instructions, landscape mode, iPod support, contact support and a better UI and updates for life.
The XRoads support person told me to look at the review of their upcoming release at TapCritic. So, I did and decided to buy G-Map U.S. East version 1.3.1.
TapCritic G-Map U.S. – Voice Guidance Preview!!
What pissed off many people who purchased "G-Map U.S. East" & "G-Map U.S. West" was that XRoads released "G-Map U.S. & Canada v1.0" with text to speech and traffic updates, and then updated G-Map US East & West v2.0 without text to speech. It contains some of the promised features, but not TTS, contact support did not work at all and v2.0 was chuck full of bugs. This appeared to be a bait and switch scheme.
All summer long, I waited for the features promised by XRoads and this is what they delivered.
I wasn’t the only person upset by this. There were many negative reviews written in the App Store concerning this under G-Map U.S. East & West and shortly afterwards, poof, both products disappeared from the App store.
Last edited by reddawg; 10-17-2009 at 07:39 PM."When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
10-15-2009, 11:27 PM #2
Hrm I have G Maps also..didnt notice it missing tho..Ill have to check the reviews..But if they put out another version with voice and left us adopters out to dry...what a poopy move
10-16-2009, 02:35 AM #3
[ame=http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=8648788&postcount=1]Mac Forums - View Single Post - XRoad “G-Map U.S East” users BEWARE, prospective buyers AVOID - “All Sales are final”[/ame]
Originally Posted by SethK from MacRumors.com
There are a lot of stories similar to SethK.
Last edited by reddawg; 10-16-2009 at 02:38 AM."When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
10-17-2009, 07:28 PM #4
-- Update Oct 17, 2009 --
Originally Posted by djwindsor
XRoad “G-Map U.S East” users BEWARE, prospective buyers AVOID - “All Sales are final” - iPhone Forums
Originally Posted by SethK
My point for all these postings, is (1) no company should get away with this; (2) there should be a refund policy when it comes to Applications sold on the App Store; and (3) Apple has a moral responsibility to hold developers accountable for the software they sell.
-- THIS THREAD CAN BE CLOSED MODERATORS, thank you --"When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown