I used to LOVE this app. But it needs a refresh. When I first got this, about 2 years ago, it was amazing. The integration with your Google account is very helpful. Suggestions are much better than Apple Maps, and I still think more businesses and places are on Google Maps than Apple Maps. That being said, now I’m using Apple Maps. Why? For starters, the colors on the map are very bland, and don’t show much detail. Apple Maps is just a pleasure to look at. The zooming in and out is not very fluid nor smooth, and when you launch the app there are simply too many pop ups, to the point where you really can’t see much of the map without swiping multiple things away. Also, integration with StreetView would be nice, especially since Apple has already built look around right into their app. So now I’m forced to make a choice: The pleasure to use, seamless Apple Maps, or the more reliable, clunky Google Maps? So far, I’m using Apple, but if Google can get their app working more nicely and fluidly, than there will simply be no competition. 4 stars for now, and iPhone users will simply have to make that choice for themselves.
Google maps has become multiple platforms within the App / Platform it was intended for. I give a rating of 5 stars because there is a wealth of information that can be found right at your fingertips with or without a personal secretary/researcher; that being said , just as in any type of research or guided information relevant to restaurants, parks, places of interest etc. at some point you must pick and choose what are the most relevant and most likely useful information. Just pick and choose what is worthwhile and what is fluff. The power inherent in having a platform that reaches a wide audience was made clear by a speech former President John F Kennedy well before the advent of something beyond the intranet which was widely available then. What we have today the internet which reaches countless others is truly amazing, and with that the convenience and wealth of information that is available not only to those contributing it also those who reap the rewards of the reviews and exposure. I consider Google Maps one of the most helpful Apps/Platforms out for information dissemination. Joseph Desanto
I owned Apple phone the majority of my life but I swore by google maps, no one could tell me otherwise I enjoyed all their features I always found google a step ahead of the game my absolute favorite navigation app that helped me since I was practicing to get my license. Now it’s a shame to call this app the worst, I’m writing this review because I’m deleting it, recently for these past couple of months not once or twice but MULTIPLE TIMES has this application taken me to the wrong place! How!?!? It’s so disappointing because I would recommend this app to everyone and now I’m just frustrated about all the time I’ve had to turn around and look elsewhere to find the correct directions and I live Miami. I thought it just happened here but I went to Orlando the same exact thing happened! Never again I’m officially breaking up with google and using Maps from Apple.
Though Apple's Maps might work more seamlessly with iPhone, Google Maps had listings that didn't even show on Apple's, and the reviews are more reasonalble. Whereas on Apple's Maps reviews (supposed to be based on Yelp) are rather low, as if no one can be satisfied and thereby giving inaccurate representation for quality of places. AND this one had the actual website for a place that happened to tell they wouldn't actually be getting together at that location on the particular day I was thinking about visiting, and that they would be elsewhere; whereas Apple Maps had the general website for the whole company instead of that specific location, which I wasn't sure was a thing. EDIT: Darn thing showing a Chick-Fil-A where there is none and being crappy about leading to a specific address.
Once upon a time Google Maps was a good program.
With each subsequent update the quality decreases.
Among countless complaints, missing or poorly designed features, now the “your timeline” feature is essentially useless, as more than half the time it simply does not register my location on the timeline even though all of my settings are correct.
Apple Maps is far superior (didn’t use to be) but unlike Google, Apple is constantly improving their app, adding new, well designed features, not to mention extensive accurate maps and directions.
The quality of various Google products has been decreasing over the years. Truly disappointing.
I’ve been a loyal Google Maps user for years and years. I use it everyday, even just to see which route is best to get to work. I HATE the new update :( It used to be very clear to see from a driver’s point of view where to turn. Now it’s zoomed out and from the angle it shows, it’s very hard to determine where to turn. I understand it’s now easier to tell directionally if you’re going north or south, but I’d much rather it be shown from a first-person perspective so that I can see the street roads on my left and right. I ultimately think I have to switch to another app, as I’ve already missed a few turns because of this new update :(
I’ve always preferred google maps for navigation, and I would use it with CarPlay despite it not showing on the main dash screen. When I heard that Apple was opening that to developers I was excited because I thought that meant that I could use google maps more easily. However, for some reason google has yet to take advantage of this, making using google maps with CarPlay more cumbersome than it needs to be. I would love for this to be fixed so I could go back to using your app in my car.
Brought my phone in for a broken screen. When I picked it up the screen was fixed but the up volume button was broken. I can say with 100% certainty that it was working when I brought it in. In addition, I brought the phone in with a case and they returned it without one. They claimed that I never had one on. I have had a case on the phone since the day I got it. I will say that they did give me another one free of charge but still, how do you lose a case.
Google, you’ve added so much to this app over the last few years, but you’ve missed an option. I tow an RV on a regular basis. Doing this, I maintain a speed of 60mph on the highways. By doing this, I don’t ever have an accurate ETA, as the speed limits frequently are 70-80mph. If there was an option to set your maximum speed to obtain an accurate ETA, this would be the most useful navigation on the market, hands down!
From having an awful search function that will provide any answer that is marginally right but only accurate if you use the exact address. Google ends with a recalculation function that has gotten so bad that there must be a seditious bug in its code. I have never seen an app this bad... Apple Maps is better. Which I realize is like saying a pile of loose garbage is better than google maps. But it’s true.