It Takes Google Maps Just 7 Hours To Hit First Place In App Store’s Free Chart

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  • Robert X

    I have not downloaded. Why should I? Good riddance.

    * Rendering is faster on Apple Maps

    * Apple Maps caches a much larger area offline, while Google Maps is basically useless without a network connection

    * Apple Maps integration in iOS apps is better than embedding Google Maps, which is very obvious if you compare 3rd party public transit apps that use Apple Maps to Google transit directions.

    Not saying Apple Maps is nearly as good as Google Maps (because it isn’t), but it is certainly good enough for me.

  • Shane Bryson

    I have not downloaded. Why should I? Good riddance.

    * Rendering is faster on Apple Maps

    * Apple Maps caches a much larger area offline, while Google Maps is basically useless without a network connection

    * Apple Maps integration in iOS apps is better than embedding Google Maps, which is very obvious if you compare 3rd party public transit apps that use Apple Maps to Google transit directions.

    Not saying Apple Maps is nearly as good as Google Maps (because it isn’t), but it is certainly good enough for me.

    First off, do not admit you haven’t downloaded it and tried it and then criticize it. That makes you look completely ignorant.

    Second, I tested both this morning. Google is MUCH faster at rendering than Apple.

    I have always found offline maps useless anyway. I guess it has it’s place if you are using something like an iPod, which I would suggest you get a smart phone. If you are somewhere without signal, you probably aren’t in an area that has a lot of roads and it probably isn’t hard to figure out where to go.

    As for embedding, you’re telling me that Yelp!, which uses Apple’s maps in iOS, embeds better than FourSquare, which uses Google? Not a chance. You need to go back and try those two apps.

  • ksuyen

    Google map is good. Apple map is good. Map is difficult to make. As the little brother of the two, give Apple times. Why not using two? Two maps are better than one, which you can use for cross reference.