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Ratings and Reviews
Doesn’t work well with iOS
Can’t double to zoom photos, can’t ever swipe from the left of screen to go back, always have to adjust my hand to hit the back or X button at the top. Would be great if it worked with Siri Shortcuts App but it doesn’t.
Also, directions keep changing and getting worse, they now tell you less number of steps when driving, like heading into Sydney it just says ‘in 50km, turn towards your destination...’ and skips all the complex road and lane troubles of navigating into and around Sydney - it used to give more directions!
Also, when moving around the map, zooming in and zooming out, it occasionally moves the map instantly to somewhere else close by and you loose your position - a bug that’s been the same for years.
However, this app still has the most up to date information about businesses (because Google) and is good in many ways. Guess I have to give 3 stars because it’s free and I shouldn’t complain about free things.
I never imagined.
As a young boy with a wonderful imagination, I couldn’t have believed that today, I would be holding a somewhat small device used to make and receive calls and messages, play games, have email, Google for information about almost anything and explore the world from above, zooming in so close I can see individual trees, cars, even animals, through Google Maps. I just love the 3D feature, especially when viewing the city high rises, famous landmarks and natural wonders. I look forward to when it’s available in more or all places. Street view is also a great feature, particularly when you are looking for directions so you can get a visual of what the building/house looks like, as well as the surrounding area - very helpful.
Great Navigation App!
In addition to the suggestion in my previous review below, I thought adding support for Bluetooth connectivity to the OnBoard Diagnostic 2 (OBD2) interface of vehicles would improve the ability of this app to recommend the greenest/environmentally efficient route and possibly also provide additional data to improve Google’s self driving cars.
I’d like to suggest an improvement for electric vehicle (EV) owners and that is that in addition to showing one or more of the shortest travel time routes when displaying directions, it would also show the most efficient EV route (e.g. based on shorter distance, predominantly flat and/or downhill terrain, recharging stations along the route (being able to specify the EV range of their vehicle to assist in calculating when charging would be required could be added to the settings), etc.), perhaps in a different colour (e.g. green) so that they can make a decision as to whether they’d like to take the optimal EV route instead of the quickest route (assuming they’re not one in the same).
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! Sorry to hear about the voice navigation problem. We've listed a few steps to try to fix voice navigation problems in this help article (please copy and paste the link into your browser): https://support.google.com/maps/answer/3273406
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- 227.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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