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No Transit Maps Built into iOS 6

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    Walker Evans
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    WTF? :( Just updated to iOS6 this morning. I use transit maps DAILY.

    This is stupid.


    iOS 6 Maps Comes Without Transit Directions, A Wrong Turn For Apple And iPhone Users

    Posted: 09/19/2012 5:23 pm

    With iOS 6 now available for download, you might be eager to get on board as quickly as you can and update your iPhone to the latest operating system. If you take a bus, train or trolley to work, however, you might want to consider waiting on the platform for a while. Early use has confirmed what straphangers and bus riders (who also read geeky tech websites) have long feared: Apple’s Maps app for iOS 6 has ditched transit directions. The option to receive station-by-station, stop-by-stop transit instructions directly in Maps has been replaced by a process which, by most accounts, is more cumbersome and less convenient for the user, the exact opposite of the mentality for which Apple products are so renowned.

    READ MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/ios-6-maps-no-transit-directions-apple_n_1896684.html?utm_hp_ref=technology

    #514563

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Added a shortcut to maps.google.com to my home screen. Not quite as user friendly as before, but gets the job done.

    #514564

    groundrules
    Participant

    http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/

    [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mansttitM31rhptwbo1_1280.jpg[/img]

    #514565

    peanutnozone
    Participant

    I heard you can download Google Maps still? No? My little 3GS that could is still kickin’…and I can updgrade to iOS6…but I was gonna get the new 5 and this is why I’m not. Until the bugs are worked out, that is.

    #514566

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    peanutnozone said:
    I heard you can download Google Maps still? No? My little 3GS that could is still kickin’…and I can updgrade to iOS6…but I was gonna get the new 5 and this is why I’m not. Until the bugs are worked out, that is.

    You can pull up the mobile version of maps.google.com in safari and bookmark it or add it as an icon to your desktop. So it’s not really an app, but you can make it look like one and function like one.

    I was really used to pulling up bus routes on the old version of Maps, so it’s going to take me a little while to get used to this new way to do it, but shouldn’t really be a big hinderance. Just annoying that Apple had to go and pull native support for it because they’re in a fight with Google. :P

    #514567

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    This was a stupid stupid move on Apple’s part. I know they’re trying to carry on Jobs’ “thermonuclear war” against Google, but when your users start suffering because of it you know things have gone too far. Apple today is fast becoming Microsoft of the 1990s.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-maps-microsoft-flashback-2012-9
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19659736

    #514568

    kit444
    Participant

    Walker said:
    You can pull up the mobile version of maps.google.com in safari and bookmark it or add it as an icon to your desktop. So it’s not really an app, but you can make it look like one and function like one.

    I was really used to pulling up bus routes on the old version of Maps, so it’s going to take me a little while to get used to this new way to do it, but shouldn’t really be a big hinderance. Just annoying that Apple had to go and pull native support for it because they’re in a fight with Google. :P

    Apple is just reserving it as an upgrade in iOS 7. ;-)

    #514569

    GCrites80s
    Participant

    Here’s the part where I turn into a retro grouch and warn people to let things play out for a little while before jumping on a new tech bandwagon — no matter what it is.

    #514570

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    Analogue Kid said:Apple today is fast becoming Microsoft of the 1990s.

    “becoming”? LOL!

    #514571

    murfmurphy
    Participant

    Walker said:
    You can pull up the mobile version of maps.google.com in safari and bookmark it or add it as an icon to your desktop. So it’s not really an app, but you can make it look like one and function like one.

    I was really used to pulling up bus routes on the old version of Maps, so it’s going to take me a little while to get used to this new way to do it, but shouldn’t really be a big hinderance. Just annoying that Apple had to go and pull native support for it because they’re in a fight with Google. :P

    Sounds like Google and Apple should be reminded to keep it civil and to the point.

    [img]http://instantyeah.org/YEAH.JPG[/img]

    #514572

    Orphalese
    Member

    Won’t buy an iPhone without maps including public transit routes! I ride COTA and visit NYC too often. I’m sure their next version will have it though.

    #514573

    groundrules
    Participant

    [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mWpXXkMTS5U/UFuKRzz7pZI/AAAAAAAABLo/kDEHPON_w4Q/s499/76276_10152112922740311_1112598130_n.jpg[/img]

    #514574

    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Orphalese said:
    Won’t buy an iPhone without maps including public transit routes! I ride COTA and visit NYC too often. I’m sure their next version will have it though.

    There’s a couple of workarounds. Several free apps for transit riders, as well as the aforementioned maps.google.com website.

    #514575

    geoyui
    Participant

    I think google is relishing in the fact Apple is getting some bad press over this. Google immediately released a youtube app when the iOS6 was released (because the native youtube app was removed). So why wasn’t a Google map app released at the same time? Did Google already submit an app that is awaiting Apple’s approval? Pissing match between giants.

    #514576

    Snarf
    Participant

    murfmurphy said:
    Sounds like Google and Apple should be reminded to keep it civil and to the point.

    [img]http://instantyeah.org/YEAH.JPG[/img]

    groundrules said:
    [img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mWpXXkMTS5U/UFuKRzz7pZI/AAAAAAAABLo/kDEHPON_w4Q/s499/76276_10152112922740311_1112598130_n.jpg[/img]

    lmao!!!

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