19 Dec '12, 7pm

Apple Vs. Google Maps: Reality Check Time

Apple Vs. Google Maps: Reality Check Time

Google Maps new app is terrific app — although initiating navigation isn’t as intuitive as it might be. But I’ve found that Apple Maps is as good or nearly as good, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have not had a chance to test maps apps side-by-side in other regions. Here’s what can be said from my experience of the comparison this past weekend: Google Maps offers more local data on the map when doing a category search. It also does a somewhat better job with the “local search” experience overall when the map is the entry point Google’s local business profile pages offer more information, although Apple’s profile pages are good and may be sufficient for most purposes Google’s new horizontal scrolling makes it easer to move between businesses than by tapping dots or pins on the map, as you still must do with Apple Maps In some situations, however, Siri-based local...

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