Thursday, December 13, 2012

Google maps returns to iOS


After a months-long absence, Google Maps is again available for Apple's iPhone and iPad.

Google’s mapping app arrived late Wednesday in Apple's app store. Google maps used to be featured on Apple devices until until the company replaced it with its own mapping program when it released version 6 of iOS last fall. The Apple map software was plagued by errors and glitches such as misplaced businesses and roads that roads that went under water.

In Louisville, Apple's map still shows the Hard Rock Cafe and other Fourth Street Live businesses located a block away from their actual locations.

The Google app includes turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, listing profiles by Zagat, and information on public transportation, which Apple maps lacks.

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