Maps Articles

Google Maps is adding the missing details

  • 24/12/2017 at 14:47 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Google Maps vs Apple MapsGoogle has been stepping up its game over the last few years with its Google Maps app. Compared to Apple’s Map app, it is a clear winner. However, what does Google do better than it is competitors? Goggle’s skill lies in the details put into Google Maps.

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Apple to use drones to take on Google’s maps and services

  • 02/12/2016 at 06:23 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

Apple EmployeesApple has long since been flagging behind Google on certain services, a big one being their maps. But now they hope to change that, using drones in order to improve their maps and services faster, and with more updated information.

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Uber takes over a portion of Bing’s mapping tech in new deal

  • 29/06/2015 at 23:35 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

UBER DC OfficeCab-on-demand service Uber, which has been growing leaps and bounds in the last couple of years, has taken over a portion of Bing’s mapping assets. The acquisition, which includes around 100 Bing engineers, is an interesting move that shows a coming expansion from the transportation startup.

Uber works by allowing users to automatically post their location through their smartphone app. That location is sent to the nearest Uber driver, who arrive within minutes to drive the user to their necessary location. It is run through GPS mapping, which is crucial for the functionality of the service.

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Apple has acquired startup firm Locationary

Apple iOS 6 Maps FailApple’s mapping technology has never been very impressive. Certainly not impressive enough to compete with the much more popular Google Maps, especially after the last revision to the service that made Apple’s mapping software almost unusable by many consumers. But the company is on a mission to change that, as shown by their latest acquisition of Locationary.

The Canadian startup is a big data mapping firm, and the latest of four companies to be bought out by the mobile device giant. The first were C3 Technologies, Poly9 and Placebase.

Locationary is a local mapping software that works by gathering the most up-to-date information on nearby businesses. This data is taken from multiple sources, aggregated and filtered, so the user always has the best possible recommendations. If something has been getting bad reviews in the past couple of months, moved locations or shutdown, you will be able to find out from Locationary before you waste a trip.

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Apple made a bad move replacing Google Maps on iOS 6

  • 21/09/2012 at 22:49 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Apple iOS 6 Maps FailIs very hard to remember when Apple makes  a bad move. Unfortunately, this time every iOS 6 user is affected. The new Maps app seams to have a huge problem: it doesn’t have maps.

In a very strange move, Apple decided to replace Google Maps app with their own Maps app, starting with iOS 6 update. The result can be seen in the picture.

Apple had no reason to replace Google Maps app, which is one of the best app that Google ever made with another one, since no one ever complained with it. Except the fact that it was made by Google, which doesn’t seem to be on Apple’s friends list.

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