Recently reported in the technical news pages of the internet is the return of Google Maps to all IOS devices. After the controversy of apple replacing the Google Maps App on all iOS devices in the recent IOS 6 update.
Along with the return of the Google maps app to IOS devices comes the addition of functions that until now were only seen on Android devices. Features that are included are as follows:
- Voice guided turn-by-turn directions, with estimated travel times.
- Indoor panoramic images of buildings that have signed up to its Street View Business Photos service
- 3D representations of the outlines of buildings that can be viewed from different angles
- Vector-based graphics based on mathematical lines and points rather than pre-created bitmap graphics, making it quicker to zoom in and out of an area.
Nokia are still a threat to Google maps with their mapping and GPS app. The Nokia camp recently developed an app for iPhone devices to try and break into the ever grown market of iOS devices. By breaking in to the iOS device market allows them the chance to gather feedback and data from apps to allow them to make changes to improve services.
We at Tetrabyte Managed IT feel that the return of Google maps is great and a way to get apple to move faster with the upgrades they have to do.
So if you find yourself lost in the world of I.T call Tetrabyte Managed IT to help you find your way out of the wilderness