Apple Maps didn’t get off to a good start when it initially replaced Google Maps, but new data reveals that majority of the iPhone owners now use the default mapping service.
One of the biggest shortcomings of Apple Maps has to be the fact that it doesn’t display public transit data. Apple knows that too, and its actively recruiting engineers to fix this.
Google Maps has been updated with the ability to alert users to real-time incidents, as a result of the company’s acquisition of mapping service Waze earlier this year.
Google has announced that local search-relevant ads will be making their way back to the Maps app for Android and iOS, in a new way that is “more attractive for users and more effective for advertisers.”
The revamped Google Maps that made its first appearance at Google’s I/O conference is now available for the public.
The Google Maps app for Android gets a better design as well as new features. The updated app should be available to users over the next few weeks.
A new Google Earth app has been released today for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It comes with improved search, directions and interface. It’s now live in the App Store.