How to get Siri to use Google Maps for directions

Get Siri to use Google Maps for directions

The new Google Maps is fantastic, but there’s plenty to be said for the deep integration of Maps within iOS. Is incredibly easy to ask Siri to find directions to a contact or location and within seconds you’re navigating using Maps. If you personal preference is to use the Google Maps over Apple’s Maps, then you can get Siri to use Google Maps for directions and here’s how. … [Read more...]

Google Maps Has Returned To iOS, With Turn-By-Turn

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Here it is everyone, what we've been waiting for. The official Google Maps for iOS app has launched — and it has everything it used to have, and more. Google has finally managed to get turn-by-turn in their iOS app, something we've been wanting for years. This also marks the welcome return of street view, public transit and walking directions. … [Read more...]

Google Maps App for iPhone Nearing Completion

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Google is reportedly in the final stages of testing a new Maps application for the iPhone, with a App Store submission in the not so distant future. The fallout over the change from Google powered to Apple powered Maps in iOS 6 was significant enough that Apple issued a public apology, pledging to do better and offering alternatives to their mapping solution. One of those alternatives was not Google Maps, which has yet to be submitted to the App Store. According to a Google representative, Google Maps is “the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system.” The new application from Google will … [Read more...]

Google Maps Web App To Get Street View

One of the big features that was lost in the transition from Google Maps in iOS 5 to Apple Maps in iOS 6 was the inclusion of Google's much lauded Street View. These thousands of photos from the streets of towns and cities around the world gave users the ability to see what the building they're looking for looks like from the outside. Thankfully, iOS users will be getting a new lease on this feature, via the Google Maps web app. … [Read more...]

Google Is Working On Google Maps For iOS [u]

Hold your breath folks, it looks like there is an official Google Maps for iOS in the works, but it probably won't land for a few months. At least, that's according to a report in the New York Times. They say: Google is developing a maps application for iPhone and iPad that it is seeking to finish by the end of the year, according to people involved with the effort Apparently the delay is because Google was blindsided by Apple dropping them as the source for maps. The above article in the New York Times and The Verge are both reporting that Apple opted out of Google's services with a year still left on the agreement between the companies. Google only heard that Apple was ditching them in June, the same as the rest of us. Since then, … [Read more...]

Schmidt Says Google Maps Waits On Apple

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We're all eagerly anticipating the eventual arrival of Google Maps for iOS 6 — there was even a rumor that it was already submitted. Unfortunately, the word direct from the horse's mouth is that that hasn't happened yet. Talking to Reuters, Google's Eric Schmidt said that the company had not submitted Google Maps to Apple, saying "we have not done anything yet." Schmidt also said: "We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know? What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call." Similarly, Bloomberg reports that Google "will need [Apple’s] approval to offer its maps application". The way Schmidt has worded this is at least a little open to interpretation. When Reuters says … [Read more...]

Hacker Working On Porting Google Maps To iOS 6

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We're all waiting with bated breath for Google to release Google Maps for iOS (or waiting for Apple to approve it, depending on who you listen to). But someone has gone ahead and done something about it. Hacker Ryan Petrich is working on getting Google Maps back into iOS 6 as soon as possible. old Google-powered Maps mostly works on iOS 6.0 with a little trickery: youtube.com/watch?v=A2yZRG… — Ryan Petrich (@rpetrich) September 23, 2012 If Petrich gets this working properly, it sounds like he plans on releasing it for jailbroken iOS 6 devices. There's still a bit of work to do, as Petrich explained to TNW: Currently it requires binaries from both an older 5.1 SDK and an older 5.1 version of iOS and is thus not redistributable. This … [Read more...]

How to get Google Maps back on your iPhone in iOS 6 (sort of)

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The brushback to Apple’s decision to take over the Maps application has left many of users longing for Google Maps. Apple's own app has come under fire due to its lack of quality mapping data. There have been Tumblr sites created for the sole purpose of showcasing how some locations are completely off the mark. If you rely on your iPhone to get you places, this move is no doubt unsettling. Google should be working on a replacement app, but it’s still unclear as to when or if the app will become available in the App Store. While it’s not as elegant as a native app, you can add a shortcut to the application on your home screen. Here’s how to add Google Maps back on your iPhone in iOS 6. Open Safari and navigate to … [Read more...]