6/29/2012 03:54:00 PM - 0 comments
If you have been an iPhone owner for the past number of years, you like many others are probably sad to see Apple casting out Google Maps and introducing their own maps app. There are plenty of people who are willing to embrace this change but there are many who are sceptical considering Google has provided a tried and tested mapping experience for quite some time.
Before you decide to abandon iOS for the Android there is an alternative. We have heard that Google is planning on offering a standalone mapping application for iOS and you never know, Apple could create a worthwhile competitor for Google Maps. We won’t really know this until iOS 6 is officially released in October.
If you are running the beta version of iOS 6 it is still possible to get a decent and usable version of Google Maps for your iOS device. Although Apple have removed it from the iOS, Google still offer their maps service through the mobile web which when mixed with Mobile Safari and home screen web bookmarks actually produces a very handy end result. If this is what you are after or you would like to compare Apple’s mapping application to Google Maps then this is something that you can easily do.
Although it may not be perfect, using the mobile Google Maps site and adding it as a bookmark to the home screen of your iOS 6 device, is a worthwhile option for those who are having difficulties with Apple’s mapping application. Most of the native options are still available, such as determining the device’s location and getting directions and routes which makes it perfect for general use.
If you are running iOS 6 beta and you want to test out the two mapping apps why not try out this solution and let us know what you think.Read more...