Jiujitsu is the art of using your opponent’s strengths against them. Apple may be applying precisely that strategy against Google in the middle of its seeming Maps debacle.
Apple’s CEO says the company “fell short” with providing a great Maps experience.
When you’re comparing mobile maps apps, is it fair to throw a non-existent address at them?
Foursquare is making a full court press on iOS with the release of an iPhone 5 and iOS 6-ready version of its check-in application that touts a more personalized maps experience for better exploring cities everywhere.
Google just unveiled underwater “street views” of the world’s most popular undersea destinations: the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay, and Apo Island in the Philippines. And the amazing views are available in all their 1080P high-def gloriousness.
Guest Post With all of the grumbling these days about Apple’s new maps in iOS, one would think Apple just made the biggest mistake in its history. Yes, Apple’s maps aren’t as good as Google’s. But Google’s maps weren’t as good as the maps they replaced when Google switched away from its data providers a few years ago.
When the Hoover Dam in your satellite images looks like the Marlboro Man’s drooping cancer stick after his bout with lung cancer, you know you’ve got a problem.
As we all know, people don’t like change. And chances are, if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 6, you’re missing Google Maps. Apple’s Maps app is homegrown, organic, free-range, and not fed any geographical by-products. And yet, for many it’s just missing the mark. Here’s a funny, new Tumblr to help you with the road rage.
Checking out the interior of a business on Google Maps just got a bit easier. The company now has markers on its maps that show you where and how you can virtually get inside your favorite shops.
Amazon has opened up a new Maps API so Kindle Fire app developers can ditch Google Maps and instead integrate Amazon’s mapping tech.
Shunning Google, Amazon may soon join forces with Nokia for its upcoming Kindle Fire maps.
Craigslist is creating its own version of PadMapper, the apartment-rental website that overlays apartment listing over a Google Maps. The feature was caught by TPM who says it is currently being tested in San Francisco and Portland areas.
Google Maps now has transit stop schedules for more than one million locations, meaning that if you need to get from the Tower Bridge to Trafalgar Square, Google can get you there.
And there’s a little bonus for Android smartphone users.
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Google’s Marissa Mayer came prepared with some juicy mobile stats at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City today.
At the BlackBerry World 2011 conference today in Orlando, Florida, today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that its Bing search engine will be replacing Google as the default search and maps provider on all of Research in Motion (RIM)’s BlackBerry devices.
Google has opened its Map Maker tool, which lets locals contribute mapping information to Google Maps, in the United States.
Microsoft’s innovative Photosynth technology, which can be used to create and share immersive 360-degree panoramic photos, landed on the iPhone today.
If you’ve ever gone on a road trip through the US, you know how maddening keeping track of mobile coverage areas can be. Enter “Coverage?”, an app that compiles data coverage maps across all major US cellular carriers.
Mobile maps have never looked this good on the iPhone. The Cartographer is a new app ($3.99 on the iTunes Store) that brings support for custom Google Maps, as well as the ability to download maps for use offline, all in a slick vintage user interface.
This morning, Google released version 6 of its desktop-based 3D mapping tool, Google Earth. The update adds integrated Street View, 3D trees, and an easier way to access historical imagery.