Search results along route not working! According to Google, not ONE gas station exists along my 74 mile route. But they do. Come on Google. Why do you break things that otherwise work wonderfully?
Edit 10/23/19 - Things seemed to magically improve with the IOS13.1.3 update; blank maps became clear, street names re-appeared... all without an actual update to GMaps.
Then, an update came.
On multiple occasions, mid-freeway, GMaps suddenly “decided” I’d somehow made a 180-degree turn while on the freeway headed due-north at 70mph, attempting (and consequently failing) to re-route accordingly.
Seems to be having issues with location-precision.
Edit: 10/16/2019 : the issues of late have disappeared- almost magically. Perhaps they were finally debugged. Here’s to hopes of making your way back to the 5-star app I’ve come to love!
[ UPDATED 10/07/19: Issues stated below, unfortunately persist and are somewhat crippling the functionality of an otherwise pristine app; these seem related to iOS13.1.2 ]
As of the past week (likely relative to iOS13) I’m noticing random “blank” areas on the map; this includes both while in active navigation as well as when simply looking at the map on the main/initial-lunch UI.
Specifically- at various zoom levels, entire sections of the map will simply remain without detail. In some cases, this is at a zoom level which literally fails to display all but the route itself- a mere line w/road name. Most frequently, a “chunk” of the map (e.g.. a 4 sq. mi. area) with simply not fully load despite the remainder to be fully detailed. It’s as though only a “base layer” is appearing.
This would immediately point to a bandwidth problem on the user end, as I thought when troubleshooting. However, such is not the case (unless it is a problem on the server-end of those handling transfer of said data via Google), as I have run Speed-tests on LTE when encountering the issue, and have likewise done so on WiFi (even a up/downlink of 3-5mbps would be more than sufficient for this, so the 8-20mbps LTE bandwidth should not even remotely be problematic; it goes without saying that a 500mbps WiFi connection is exponentially more than sufficient...yet this concern persists).
Of particular note: no app updates have been released (and as such, have not been enabled) prior to the introduction of this issue, with which I know at least a dozen other folks in 4 separate states (personally) are also experiencing identical concerns.
Many, if not most, have a preference of one navigation app over another. While I am no exception, I also see this more as “situational.” By that, I mean that certain apps tend to perform better than others under certain conditions and with different expectations.
Simply put: for everyday navigation around a city with which one is intimately familiar- I generally prefer Waze. It’s a lighter-weight app that tend work in a more “snappy” fashion, quickly generating routes and effectively modifying them as needed. However, for anyone navigating a city which is unfamiliar to them, or one with certain characteristics (e.g., many intricate freeway interchanges which require knowledge of proper-lane choice with advance notice/ones with frequent construction which causes significant deviations in route, etc.) GMaps is always my #1 suggestion when these factors are in play.
The routes chosen (and rendered as traffic changes) are typically more direct, contain fewer deviations/turns, and are typically easier-to-follow instructions. Sure, this may result in a 2-3min longer route when put up against Waze (or even a 10% longer route in order to save a similar amount of time vs. Waze, which will toss in seemingly odd deviations; in some cases, even routing behind shopping centers, alleyways & the like).
However, when put into the context mentioned- if one is unfamiliar with a particular city, it is quite likely that such a person may find winding through a combination of side-streets/alleyways undesirable.
Therein lies one of my primary reasons for suggesting GMaps when navigating a place which is truly unfamiliar.
In addition to navigational purposes, bus routes, bike routes, saving ones parking spot, and so much more... what truly makes Google Maps a 5-star app is the CONTENT. Everything one may need is at their fingertips in a moments notice. Whether this happens to be a restaurant serving a particular type of food in either a city one is visiting or in ones hometown- Google has it. And it has a community of folks providing reviews to inform everyone of nearly every establishment that exists.
On the road, planning your next pit stop?
No problem there! Simply move the map to the general area you’d like to search (this can be hundreds of square miles, or merely a few city blocks radius- you choose), then search for whatever is needed.
I cannot proclaim loudly enough just how many times I’ve needed something in particular (e.g., Shell gas station with car wash along route) and GMaps provides exactly where such establishments are, the time to arrival, and even allows for opening the business’ profile to further check that any other needs will be met upon arrival...or if, perhaps, choosing a different location may serve one better.
All in all, I did not want to allow Google onto my device once I finally stepped off the Android train...but in the end, this is one of their products that is simply worthwhile and would quite likely cost me more headache and time to NOT have it.
Solid app in so many ways!
I don’t know how i’d get to places I don’t know the destination to without this app. Need to find a gas station that has the cheapest prices? Search gas stations and a list of them pop up with their prices. Need to get to a place as quick as possible? This app has features for the fastest route and for the least amount of miles. I’m a good driver but i’ve always been horrible with directions. I’ve owned GPS’s in the past and without a doubt Google maps is by far the best GPS i’ve used, with Apple maps close behind it. Plus having voice turn by turn is def a huge plus. Super easy to use and accurate. Did I mention it’s free!?! If you’re bad at directions like me or just need to get somewhere you don’t know either walking, biking or by vehicle I recommend Google Maps. It won’t let you down.
This app use to be great just enter from and to locations, hit start, and presto turn by turn voice directions. Now after the update I get an annoying ad for Lyft of all things (if I’m driving and need directions why in the world would I need Lyft or U er?). Next once I am able to get to where I need to be once I hit start it no longer goes to voice turn by turn navigation (and before anyone asks it has access and yes my Bluetooth is totally off when in use). I understand google wanting to create revenue but do what most do and have a quick pop up in the beginning (that can be x-ed out of) once it is done goes away and get rid of that static ad nightmare that currently resides on a quarter of my screen. Also bring back the turn by turn voice and usage reliability. Thanks.
Still needs a lot of work from navigation to COVID-19 reference material. The worse part still is the navigation feature works not as it would do so. While Navigating the road the whole App would freeze up leaving the driver to only guess where to go next. The level of broken features here would recommend using a alternative App for Navigation! The bugs and the glitches are really bad, works intermittently correctly once the bug/glitch returns causes the phone to run hot and causes various other Apps to act up!! Sometimes these updates leave you wondering what are they really updating within the App.
Love the app. I always use it. I don’t even bother with my navigation on my cars anymore. The one thing needs improvement it’s the labeling saved places. We should have the option to label our save places with the proper icons and choose which color we would like. There should be icons for eating, shopping, mechanics, parks, hardware, ect. It would look so much better than having the same icons over and over. Other inferior maps have this, this should be standard on google maps by now. Thank u and keep the good work.
Walking from Dumbo Brooklyn to Wall St Manhattan. The app directed us to take a ferry instead of the bridge but didn’t account for the fact we would have to wait almost an hour for the ferry. We asked for the fastest route. Instead we will be later than we would have been if we had just walked over the bridge. We specifically chose walking directions! They should make it more obvious that this route would involve a ferry and having to wait. How is that supposed to be walking directions??
I have lived in Indianapolis for a year and have ordered from. LusterTruck on many occasions. The majority of my orders have been lunch. The menu has plenty of options/selections and the app is easy to use. My main reason for writing is that each and every time I have ordered food from ClusterTruck the food was hot, serving size is plentiful, delivery was fast and the value of the food is priced just right! I have many favorites from the menu, but the Pizza’s are the BEST!
This app has always been - for years - accurate and reliable. Now it’s just plain horrible. The guiding direction arrow seems to float around the map while you driving, it does not stay stationary anymore. And Google has changed the algorithms - directions and guidance are OFF. I used it for a few quick trips around town today, and it took me down street that made absolutely no sense. And the new interface? Nope. Did they turn this into Apple Maps?
One of the main reasons I'd always preferred Google Maps over Apple Maps was the ability to tap a blank spot on the map to hide the search bar and tab bar, giving me more screen real estate just for the map. This version no longer does that. Tapping the screen just drops a pin now.
Thanks for messing up this feature, Google. At least give us a settings option to allow the clearing of all tabs and boxes.
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