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Google Maps - Navigation & Transit

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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
restaurant
11.17
8
transit
22.11
7
traffic
13.37
5
1
google
42.53
3
navigation app
9.78
2
direction
9.72
2
oogle
9.72
2
transit live
0.00
2
navigation
15.68
2
map
0.00
2
google mapas
27.32
1
google maps for iphone
32.40
1
google msps
32.03
1
google map
33.08
1
google maps
74.47
1
maps
23.18
1
goole maps
32.43
1
google maps for iphone free
10.16
1
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google maps makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best places in town and the information you need to get there. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic re-routing based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures • Don't miss a turn or exit with lane guidance • Find pit stops along your route like gas stations and coffee spots Discover places and explore like a local • Find top-rated restaurants and local businesses, wherever you are • Decide on the best places to go with reviews, ratings, and pictures of foods and interiors • Plan your visit and see menus, make reservations, and find when places are typically busiest • Help others discover the best places by sharing reviews, photos and more • Save places you want to or often visit, and quickly find them later from any computer or device Experience the google maps difference • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums • Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories • transit schedules and maps for over 15,000 cities • Detailed business information on over 100 million places * Some features not available in all countries **Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Google Props!
by PRAmerican on 2017/07/26 09:19
Dependable! Never lost!
5 stars
by NinjasaysHerro on 2017/07/26 07:49
All around a great navigation app.
جازان
by Msiaa on 2017/07/26 07:43
جيد
By far the best map app
by kelizacollins on 2017/07/26 06:00
I love this app, so many useful features
7/24 update doesn't sync contacts
by Bradscott821 on 2017/07/26 04:39
With the 7/24 (4.34 update), iPhone contacts are not accessible in Google maps. There's no option for Google Maps in settings > privacy > contacts. Please fix this ASAP!
Wish it could be the default app
by azul.violeta on 2017/07/26 04:26
I hope Apple adds a feature where users are able to change the default maps app to include other navigations apps such as Google Maps, Waze, etc.
best navigation ever?
by Asif08 on 2017/07/26 02:33
apple map or google map, which 1 is best? obviously google map. best map for all the time. it's very easy to use... i ❤️ it
Problems with city/zip code
by Kmb1981 on 2017/07/26 02:01
I have had several people try using this app to follow directions to my home. The city is listed incorrectly according to the USPS and my zip. There is a similar street in the same city so they are ending up there. Please reach out to me for this information to be corrected. Thanks
Google Maps
by Ankie.5 on 2017/07/26 01:45
Awesome
Current app won't open
by Stanger2005 on 2017/07/26 00:46
Current app won't open
5 stars
by Kee Marie on 2017/07/26 00:00
Nice
Cool
by Appleusr777 on 2017/07/25 23:41
I always use google map, it's really awesome and somehow I don't like Waze.
Navigation doesn't work
by Mohammadha1372 on 2017/07/25 23:40
Navigation doesn't work
Must be a nice deal they have with toll companies
by M3mph1sKyle on 2017/07/25 23:29
Update! Be sure to check other routes carefully. The app will now ignore faster routes to direct you down toll roads. Sometimes it won't even show the faster route until you select "avoid tolls!" That's ridiculous, just because I'm willing to take tolls, does not mean I want to spend $10 on a slower route. I have also had the app redirect during the route (common) and just turn tolls right back on for no reason. This is super helpful when you don't know an area, lose perfect signal for half a second in downtown, then just follow the guidance out. By the time you're to the highway, the faster, non-toll route is now behind you bad would take much longer. I've paid closer attention and this is something that happens regularly. It doesn't happen every time the app tries to reroute for no reason, but just make sure to check your route after it does. Because this app seems to get off on making you take tolls. The 'remember settings' button won't remember to avoid tolls. Worse, even if YOU remember, there's a chance the app will reroute through tolls without your consent.
Consistently helps me find myself!
by Lhughes6 on 2017/07/25 22:33
I use Google Maps all the time. I travel frequently and GM never lets me down. Helps me feel safe.
Love it
by Ababor on 2017/07/25 22:18
Easy to use
Google Maps
by CkLance on 2017/07/25 21:55
No matter which map (Apple or Microsoft) system you use, you subconsciously (or consciously) compare it to Google Maps.
Thanks
by alisolati61 on 2017/07/25 21:23
عالي ممنون
Stress free travel to new places
by hairbrainer on 2017/07/25 20:49
Easy to use. Never feel lost again.
Great job
by Mr.Meshri Alsaidan on 2017/07/25 20:37
It good app helpful and easy to use
Worst since last update
by Jach119 on 2017/07/25 20:12
dont talk, it says that we've arrived when still 2 miles to get there 😏
Latest update gives wrong verbal commands
by Astheworldturns2 on 2017/07/25 19:54
Was using maps in Orlando Florida today and the verbal directions were telling me left when the map correctly said turn right. Fix!!!
Isn't
by christian of heart on 2017/07/25 19:37
I don't like how is working this.
Wow! Google Maps Ap
by Around alarming on 2017/07/25 19:23
This ap was so very helpful. It made it so very easy to navigate many of the smaller roads in Ireland. We were able to visit many historical sites that are not the normal tourist stops.
is lit
by Roy Lopez🐢 on 2017/07/25 18:40
is lit
Google going backwards
by Michie22 on 2017/07/25 18:13
What happened to this app? It used to be very accurate but now the directions and routing are inaccurate. I don't trust it anymore. Apple maps is actually much more accurate now and dependable than Google maps, although I still prefer the Google maps UI. But I'd prefer accurate directions over a better UI.
Wish it would show speed limit!
by drow93 on 2017/07/25 16:51
Google maps has the best navigation. It works well in dead zones (as long as you started out not in a dead zone), and it gives the best voice and visual directions in my opinion. It never drops your navigation like some apps I've used. I wish this would display the current speed limit like some other navigation services do. I've seen apps that display the speed limit and change the border of a speed limit sign to yellow if you're over it and red if you're over it by more than ~10%. It would be great if Google could add that feature to this app!
Doesn't narrate when screen is off.
by Maxwell Hauser on 2017/07/25 16:35
I lose voice guidance whenever I turn my screen off. Please fix this! Only thing keeping review from five stars.
Still crashes on latest version of iPad Pro
by Cheapskate01 on 2017/07/25 15:59
25 Jul 17 - still not fixed. 13 Jul 17 - still not fixed I got my new iPad Pro about four updates ago and the first thing I noted was that Google Maps crashes when trying to use Street View. This crash is on my iPad Pro only; works on all my other Apple devices. My wife has last year's iPad Pro; no problem there, either. But I am very frustrated that this is the third update since I got my iPad Pro and this serious bug has not been fixed. Maybe there's not a lot of NEW iPad Pro users out there. Dear Google: Please contact me that I can explain this bug to you!
Problem
by aala77 on 2017/07/25 15:55
Maps in opening in safari not in app
One stop shop
by Heyhey345 on 2017/07/25 15:22
All my mapping needs are met with Google Maps. The integration of reviews and info for businesses is excellent. Up to date and full of information due to crowd sourcing.
Perfect app
by Eta108 on 2017/07/25 15:10
I really like google map which helps me a lot while traveling
Good app
by Th tran on 2017/07/25 14:35
I have been using this app for the last 3 years. In my opinion, it is much better than apple app
Maps
by Dan Ulberg on 2017/07/25 14:17
I love it.
Columbus OH
by Aileen100! on 2017/07/25 13:47
Helps me find whatever I need. Easier to use than mapquest.
Handy
by NolanRyanFan on 2017/07/25 13:00
Love the app. More accurate than my car's gps.
Trash.
by LizC1980 on 2017/07/25 12:52
Used to love Google Maps way more than Apple Maps, but now it LITERALLY routes me in circles EVERY time I try to use it. I've reinstalled, I've updated my phone, but no fixes. Today was the last straw: had to get to the emergency room in an unfamiliar town, and got routed to a dead end road--TWICE. Deleting off my phone.
Pretty Good
by Holt 007 on 2017/07/25 12:41
So far I've been able to navigate to all locations I've searched for. Pretty accurate as well. Thanks!!
Google Maps
by Al Akla on 2017/07/25 11:54
Greatest GPS better than any others out there!
Decent
by Pud'in on 2017/07/25 11:31
It's okay.
Bicycle nav not good
by tzm on 2017/07/25 10:42
Bicycle routing from midtown Manhattan to Costco in queens was horrible. Took me way out of the way and through a busy car area. Instead of a bike path near a park. Perhaps it is better for auto navigation but I wouldn't use it again for bicycling.
I really like this app
by jledg on 2017/07/25 10:38
Better than apple maps
Love it
by herology on 2017/07/25 09:03
It is so helpful
Very Good
by P lan on 2017/07/25 08:07
Very good! Use it everyday.
Thumbs up!
by Baggghjjyhk on 2017/07/25 06:09
I used to not like using google maps but looks like they've improved a lot. I only use google maps now.
Improvements
by rpdplays on 2017/07/25 05:31
Use I when driving for Lyft and Uber. The maps are clear to use except when you get very close to the destination. When you get close to the destination it displays the latitude and longitude instead of the address. And then once you get to the destination and the directions stop immediately and the screen goes dark. I have to tap the screen again, hoping the screen doesn't lock, to get phone back and go back to car sharing app. If I'm on a street where it's tough to find the address, I need the map to stay active. I use the satellite feature so use the buildings outline and address to make sure I'm in the best place. The alley bug seems to be improved. Glad they brought back seeing different routes with one touch rather than two.
👌👌👌
by Lalit Gurjar on 2017/07/25 05:16
More better than iphone's Map
It is not just a map app, it is magic
by Nickname is taken sikerim on 2017/07/25 04:49
I love the timeline, reviews, street photos, navigation... everything I need on the go is right here in one place. Just amazing.
Pretty good, all in all!
by Savannuhhhh1 on 2017/07/25 04:34
Could use a little bit of tweaking and more options.. but other than that, great app!
Time for an overhaul
by Miwaca on 2017/07/25 03:56
Everyone knows where to find food and drinks, now it's time to take the app to the next level and add more POI and things to do in the Explore Around You categories.
Very reliable
by Carl Cross on 2017/07/25 03:53
Good app. I use it all the time
Navigation pronunciation
by SundusBa on 2017/07/25 03:27
I live in an Arab country and the pronunciation of the street names while in navigation is very disappointing. I wish google could develop an Arabic speaking system that allows for at least an understandable navigation.
Realtime updates
by Orient Pearl on 2017/07/25 02:36
Everything you need in one app when traveling! Gas stations, restaurants, hotels, etc. Realtime updates on traffic and travel times. Alternative routes suggested for an earlier ETA.
Scrolling?
by Derektheman on 2017/07/25 01:53
Why did you remove the scrolling to show upcoming turns? Bring it back or at least as an option
Gave me the wrong directions to walk to.
by Stellar_Queen on 2017/07/25 01:53
It gave me the directions to the WRONG BUS STOP. I had walk to that wrong bus stop. And guess what? I missed the bus that I was supposed to go on! And I missed my destination thanks to Google Maps!
Great app
by pizzapro on 2017/07/25 01:40
When lost my goto app
很好
by Dhjdgd on 2017/07/25 01:26
地圖很清晰
Caused a car accident
by Jehivgu on 2017/07/25 01:23
Tonight I used Google Maps instead of Waze or my cars navigation system which I normally use and it directed me to take a different route than usual. This route had me cross four lanes of traffic and I was t-boned. I should have never listened to Google maps and followed this unusual and dangerous path across heavy traffic!! I will be deleting this useless app after this review. Please be very careful about following Google!
Version 4.34 will not open on iPhone 7
by magical mark on 2017/07/25 01:17
This is a 5 star app. I updated to version 4.34 and now I can't open the app. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling. Please put the previous version back until the bug is fixed.
Explore around here needs major work
by F easy on 2017/07/25 01:06
Horrible ui
Was good but not now
by Avgperson on 2017/07/25 00:38
Used to be good but now doesn't always give you options for alternate routes. Shows red when no traffic and doesn't show red when there is traffic.
The Standard
by Sidewinderx on 2017/07/25 00:35
This is the standard by which all other map systems are judged.
Best map for sure!
by PJ730 on 2017/07/24 23:41
Great detail, great routing and great graphics
Fred's Towing
by PCFisher on 2017/07/24 23:08
Great service every time we need them!!! They have also done so much for Vance Co.
Love Google Maps
by kevbid on 2017/07/24 22:50
Use it all the time and I don't have to fold it when I'm done!
All time best
by Gabe5874 on 2017/07/24 22:46
Thanx to Karee for the best service ever. Friendly and positive staff all around. Love this place.
Easy to use
by raj1085 on 2017/07/24 22:42
Easy to use for going on the freeway, I like to use it before I leave my house to see how busy it is
Preferred map app
by Billy dee2 on 2017/07/24 22:23
This is my goto map app for all my "directions" needs. Best one I've found.
Google maps
by Smartlive on 2017/07/24 22:13
The best navigation app ever!!!
Better than iPhone maps
by Neiltii on 2017/07/24 22:12
Works far better than iPhone maps. Could be my service though. Works better than Wayz app when I had that as well...
Live it
by Taffyinpa on 2017/07/24 22:08
Makes it easy to find where I want to go
Google Maps FTW, just one more thing needed
by Ricacks on 2017/07/24 22:08
Love Google Maps and it hasn't failed me yet. The one thing I'd like to see is when you're given an alternate route while already driving, it should say how many more miles it would add or subtract. I was driving to Vegas and plotted my course before I left home. After driving for three hours, it found another route that would save me 10 minutes, so I took it. What it didn't tell me was it would add 30 miles to my trip. If I had known it would add that many miles, I would've eaten the 10 extra minutes and sat in traffic 😂
Horrible
by California_Boy01 on 2017/07/24 21:58
This app makes you take the longest turns just to get to your destination. It's not fast enough to tell you hey make sure you turn left in the next mile without having to be on the app itself. Horrible!
3D Touch Doesn't Work When Not in Ram
by Ategev on 2017/07/24 21:46
What happened?
Not even able to download update!
by Ray - Atlanta on 2017/07/24 21:16
I usually love this app, but for over a week it has been giving an error message about not being able to complete the update.
Lost?
by Dr Fred Bradley on 2017/07/24 20:16
Fantastic! It will not do truck routes, but now that I am retired, it doesn't matter.
Best of the bunch, but still needs refinement.
by PrometheusDXII on 2017/07/24 19:57
Outside of the random misdirected route from time to time it's great. Waze is slow on turns and you'll end up back tracking more. Apple maps doesn't work for many apps and also misdirects more frequently. So this is the drives choice in my opinion.
Best
by LeftLaneGent007.07106.10001 on 2017/07/24 19:45
An app that really does exactly what it's supposed to do in every way.
I wish I could give it no stars
by J😍😍😍😍😍 on 2017/07/24 18:39
Sent me all over the place
👍👍👍👍👍
by Heidifizzle on 2017/07/24 18:26
Better than iPhone Navigation and that's for certain
Thank You Margie
by moomom on 2017/07/24 15:59
Margie, the owner of Angel Fancy, has gone “above and beyond” when I have ordered items, not only in my position with the school district in Elmhurst but also personally. She has designed tshirts and mugs for the York High School Alumni recognition program, always providing items on time and beautifully done. This summer, Margie has again gone above and beyond, helping me with a tshirt design for a family reunion. She caught a design flaw and redesigned it to look 100 times better. She also went out of her way to assist me with an error that I made with the order. You will not be disappointed, she is amazing!
It Just Works
by doctanko on 2017/07/24 14:49
I love using it when I travel. It always get's me where I am going. Thanks use It Peace
Review
by Hooyman17 on 2017/07/24 14:33
His maps always comes in handy!
Fabulous app
by vjones35757 on 2017/07/24 13:57
We use app all the time. Occasionally it may take you the long route or miss the location by a smidge, but overalll great app!
Great but hate the new update
by EmilyRS on 2017/07/24 13:19
Hi! Google maps is great but just wanted to write to please request you change the "next direction" banner at the top back to how it used to be where you could swipe and see what was coming up. Now it's a drop down with tiny text and it's dangerous to try to read it to see what's coming up. Please change back, thank you!!!
Not Happy with new update
by VSukhi on 2017/07/24 12:46
Why did Google change the interface? I liked the fact I was going bottom-2-top on my phone regardless of direction. Now I go from top-2-bottom which is confusing. Or side-2-side which gives me limited details. Please change. I'm using other service meanwhile.
Easy Travel
by Google_Fan on 2017/07/24 12:17
Very helpful when heavy traffic, shows alternate faster route.
Love it
by Louweenie on 2017/07/24 09:53
So convenient and easy. Everything is right there, pics, hotels, restaurants.
Being banner swipe back and then 5 stars again
by Tistrouble on 2017/07/24 08:55
This went from 5 star worthy app to 1 star. The most useful option was being able to swipe the top banner to see your next turn. No other app had this feature. And now you don't either! Contact me when you do. I BEG YOU! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!
Bring back the direction swiping
by Shortym176 on 2017/07/24 04:33
New update lacks ability to see upcoming directions easily. The new design the direction summary list is small and difficult to read. The green-white color is not the easiest to read directions
Great map
by Gung Harry on 2017/07/24 04:04
Im always use it when going place i had never i visit it,realy help,
Please Fix
by EvanLO on 2017/07/24 03:46
I've used Google Maps for as long as I can remember. Until recently, it has brought me to the wrong location multiple times. It seems to occur when I get rerouted and then the location is totally off. Love maps but I currently cannot use it if it's leading me to the wrong place.
So much better
by Brain slipping on 2017/07/24 01:07
Wish I would not have waited to get this App. It is way better than the maps on my iPhone
great app BUT....
by Hotwireranch on 2017/07/24 00:57
I love this app as it shows roads, traffic easting establishments etc BUT.......... I sure wish that they would fix the glitch when you enlarge the map - the road names stay the exact same 'small' size. Us older people would sure appreciate it if the road names ENLARGED at the same rate as the map does. Pretty please.
Something is wrong
by Air Ned on 2017/07/24 00:14
This app has been great for the year or so I have been using it but recently it hasn't been re-directing me when I miss a turn. It just stops following me and I have to exit out of the app and back in and type in my destination again to refresh it. After I type the destination again instead of re-directing me it just tells me to turn back around and follow the original rouge instead of finding an alternative route. This is very annoying when there's no place to make a u-turn or turn around. I think this app needs updating.
Keeps me on point!!
by Missblaque on 2017/07/24 00:12
I'm enjoying it!!
Always updated.
by Jporter1219 on 2017/07/23 23:59
I have rarely found a road not on google maps. Probably never. Directions are most always accurate.
Need access to iOS Contacts
by KWhitey22 on 2017/07/23 23:21
Google seems to have removed the ability to see your iOS contacts in the app. Would be great to search someone's name and have their address come up if they are in your phone contacts
Please bring back route preview!
by Whatidontknow on 2017/07/23 21:55
I loved route preview! Please bring it back. I drive several times a week for work to various clients and I like to be able to see the route at various checkpoints.
Best app for Navigation, PERIOD
by EDM4LIFE92 on 2017/01/04 21:15
I absolutely love Google maps, way more than the joke of a maps app apple tried cramming down our throats back with the release of iOS 6. Don't get me wrong, the 3D flyover feature on Apple maps is nice to just browse around and kill some time, but if you want a proper navigation app with accurate and up to date business listings being the maps are constantly updated by users, this is hands down my all time favorite navigation app. Sure, Waze may have some useful features, but isn't always accurate with traffic conditions being those are updated by users, while googles traffic service uses your GPS data and uses your speed and the speed from other users around you to give you a pretty accurate speed and traffic function on Google Maps. Sure some may think that google using your GPS data is like spying on you, but they only use that bit of GPS data is to give up to date traffic conditions. It's not tracking where you walk or shop or get directions too, it just uses GPS data coming from your phone when moving at more than a brisk walking pace, so above 10+ MPH it's using your GPS Data for traffic. I love Google Maps, just wish they had a 3D setting like Apple maps does and like how Google earth has it, but they should incorporate that 3D city/building modeling abilities into standard Google Maps.
Very good, but missing a few important features.
by ggarness on 2012/12/26 17:45
Google maps is by far the most robust free mapping app for the iPhone. Google obviously has the best search algorithms. But they also seem to have the most complete POI database, the best traffic information, built in public transit and directions for cities, and of course street view to help you see what your destination looks like. The turn by turn instructions work very well and are about on par with Apple's. About the only thing that Apple Maps does better is hook into Siri for voice control, give you direct access to contacts, and give you a nice 3d mode for major metro areas. And that's what keeps Google Maps from five stars. Google obviously has no access to Siri unless Apple grants it to them but Google has had voice recognition in their search app for over two years so its absence here is very noticable here. And the lack of access to the phone contacts seems petty and manipulative on Google's part (they of course want you to upload that contact info to their servers so you can have access to it). Which is a demand that not only makes things more difficult than it has to be but it crosses a line in my opinion. Still, Google Maps is probably the mapping app you will find yourself using the most. And Google is usually pretty good about listening to customers so I hve no doubt voive control and contact access will be added at some point.
good with 3 exceptions
by Ken NYC on 2012/12/13 08:31
It's good. In most ways, it's better than Apple's Maps app, at least as of Dec 2012. It has public transit, and appears to be linked to google's full search results, which means it has a full database of businesses including office-type businesses, not just the retail stuff that Apple has borrowed from Yelp's datasets. For example, google's Maps can instantly find the Clinton Global Initiative in midtown Manhattan, and will provide extra info about it, but Apple's Maps cannot find it at all. And it's really nice that in NYC, you can overlay the subway system onto the map. The 3 negatives I've found so far: (1) The type and symbols are really tiny, and there's no preference for changing the size. So if you are even a little bit farsighted like I am or need glasses for reading, it's very hard to use the app -- even harder than iOS 5's Maps app. (Apple's new Maps app is much, much better in this regard, with preferences you can change.) (2) Google works REALLY hard to convince you to "sign in" so that they can link every move you make, and every directions search you ever type, to everything else in their databases about you. That's just creepy and gross. (3) A style note: the app doesn't present animated red push pins dropping down from the sky! You just get a bunch of static red dots. Bummer! (Note: you don't have to "sign in," not ever. You can hit the "X" or "Skip." But they try to make it look like you do.)
Good App,BUT...
by Grass4Mower7 on 2017/06/23 01:57
A few days ago I followed the directions given and ended up in a very dangerous situation on the side of a mountain. I was pulling a large fifth wheel trailer and the maps led us onto a road that would have required us to back up for 2-3 miles to get out. So, we pressed forward following the map up the mountain and all of a sudden we came to a switchback or hairpin turn in the road without any warning. Since there wasn't any way of turning around and no chance of backing up we pressed on. Then again without warning we came to another switchback in the road. By this time the grade on the road was greater than 6%; I estimated between 6 and 8%. This time trying to get around the corner required us put our lives and property at risk. We had to pile stones etc. in the ditch for the trailer tires to drive on and drove the truck way out within inches of the edge of the cliff to get around. The camper cleared the wall by about 3 inches. We ended up damaging the truck and camper making that turn! If we had been alerted to the kind of road we were going travel on we would have selected another route. Google Maps needs to either advise about roads like that before routing anyone down them or create a setting that allows for the vehicle type (trailers, campers, motor homes) and route them onto roads safe for travel. I hope Google does something about this before someone is injured or killed.
Works Well
by MF AZ on 2012/12/18 22:01
Google Maps works well and does everything you need it to do. I didn't find apple maps to be bat at all, though. Goolge Maps has many more businesses in its database so thats an advantage but every tome I added a business to my contacts and clicked to map it with Apple maps it seemed to add it to the Apple maps database and i know this because my friends could then find the business on their iPhones using Apple maps. Google maps doesn't seem to have 3D cities but thats really only a fun feature of Apple Maps anyway and not necessary to get from point A to point B. The one thing that is important for me is that Google maps talks through my car's bluetooth so the radio pauses and I hear directions over the stereo speakers. With Apple maps the voice directions are from the iPhone speaker which makes it hard to hear while driving, especially with the radio on. One disappointing thing with Google maps is that it doesn't work with Siri or contacts addresses since it doesn't have native integration. But that's not Google maps fault, it is more Apple's fault for not allowing Siri to integrate with non-native apps. If Apple maps worked over my bluetooth i would primarily use Apple Maps. But for now i will use Google Maps and hope for Siri and contact integration in the future.
Just okay.
by Sandy Amandie on 2014/07/03 23:07
Even though it's better than apple maps, since the update the app is significantly less functional. I use the navigation to go to well over 20 locations a day, and about 50% of the time at some point the app loses my location completely, jumping the locator arrow all over the place, even placing me in the middle of rivers and the ocean, unable to relocate for several minutes, often causing me to miss turns and become disoriented. Restarting the navigation does not refresh this problem, and closing out the app entirely and retyping my destination address isn't something I have the time or the attention to constantly do while driving on the road. I assume this is because the app now displays satellite images in real time while on the road, I realize you can switch this feature off, but when the navigation auto ends when I come within even a quarter mile of a house, the satellite imagery makes it possible just to see the actual location. Another significant problem with this app is that when I search for a location, even with a perfectly typed street address google automatically prefers to choose locations of the same address thousands of miles away. For example I am in florida, but often times results are displayed in Ohio and New York before anything in my area. After re-searching several times it gets the hint and pulls results from my area, but this is extremely nonsensical and inefficient. Still dissatisfied with this below potential app
Went Back To "WAZE"
by DocWithers on 2013/03/05 18:07
I'd been using "WAZE" for quite some time before Google maps came back out for the iPhone. Of course, when Google maps came out with the app I said "great! been waiting for this". However after using it for several days I quickly discovered that it didn't have the flexibility and features that WAZE has. For instance… While driving, WAZE will tell you that there are road hazards such as "ladder in the Far left lane in 1/4 mile" "car on the shoulder up ahead", "accident ahead", or even police presence ahead. There's no way Google maps does anything close to that. Additionally, I noticed that when Google maps tells you to take an exit, and you hear the last warning to take the exit, if it's a particularly long exit, say longer than usual then you won't hear the last take the exit warning until after you missed it!! WAZE on the other hand, has somehow compensated for this and it knows it and particular exit is longer than usual, and gives you the appropriate verbal cues before you miss it. Being a user driven program, WAZE also gives you current up-to-date information regarding road hazards through social aspect, In addition to a few fun features that help to reflect the users personality if here she wishes to use them. All in all, I'm 85% satisfied with Google maps, and 100% satisfied with WAZE.
Used to be much better
by ElizLeg on 2013/07/10 02:29
I drive for a living and often must depend on GPS to get me where I need to go. Lately, when I begin directions the voice doesn't speak at all, forcing me to constantly hold my phone in front of my face while I am driving. I drive a stick shift and this is not always possible for me; my car does not offer a convenient place for my phone to rest where I can also see the screen. When the voice does decide to speak, it often tells me to turn after I have already done so or tells me to exit after I have already done so. Many times, the map will continue on the route as I drive but the written instructions on the top (which are supposed to give you clues as to the next step to take) do not update. I have driven a complete trip with the top directions stuck on the first step, and no voice command to tell me where I am supposed to go. In the city in which I live, it is often difficult to discern on a tiny screen map which of the tiny back roads I am supposed to take to reach my destination. I have also found that these directions will reset if I shake my phone and send feedback, all of which I would have to do while also attempting to drive, as I am in the middle of my trip every time. I will have to use a different app until these problems are fixed. I have always been a die-hard Google Maps fan but it is beginning to put my safety in danger and I have seen no improvements despite my constant feedback.
Great map and directions plus business directory
by dfabs on 2014/11/06 20:40
It's good to have options, and Google maps is a strong map offering for iOS. There are lots of nice features, like transit directions, traffic view, street view, and "explore" to see nearby businesses. There is also some nice integration for Gmail users, for example if you have an upcoming event with an address included, Google maps will have the directions waiting for you via the blue directions button in the lower right hand side, also where bookmarks and history reside. The app gives lane guidance, a handy list view for directions (tap at the bottom during navigation), and an overview of the current route. Google maps doesn't have Apple Maps nice "live" lock-screen wallpaper of the map while navigating. Google maps is also optimized for one-handed use: double tap and hold, then slide your thumb up or down to zoom in and out. The New Google Maps is a sold map and navigation app for iPhone, with many strengths and pluses overall. For iOS there is not one king map app: users are best off trying out a few, and for each case different apps will do the job better or worse. Google is solid, though Apple Maps may work for some in other situations. The actual routing will vary depending on area.
Overall great, weird with neighborhood wifi and other suggestions
by kew2010 on 2017/07/17 23:19
I'm a huge fan of google maps. Love the integration of bike, walk and public transit! Here's what I wish the app for iPhone did/would do better: -Quick button access to drive home or work. I used the Google travel times widget and think that is incredibly helpful, but I think it could also be integrated into the app itself. Alternatively, I don't actually need to know how long it will take me to get to work, I just like the shortcut to open the app and navigate me home. Would it save battery life (and data) to offer a widget that just serves as shortcuts without travel times? -My neighborhood and city is covered by wifi. I like that my phone automatically connects securely to Xfinity wifi, but it leaves my Google maps confused and unable to provide a route. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but the best solution I've found is to turn off wifi while searching for routes, then remember to turn wifi back on when I reach my destination. -I'd like to be able to scroll through traffic at different times during a day on the app (like you can online). It is annoying when I search the distance/travel time to a place but realize the app is showing rush hour/real time that will not apply to when I want to start my drive on Saturday AM.
Recent update kills reliability
by Busboyrc on 2017/05/24 15:18
I am constantly having issues with this app when I've never had them before. I pretty much have to kill the app from the background and then open it at least twice before it starts working. My issues are just random freezing, it will find the destination and when you click start it will just hang one the overview of the route and doesn't zoom in to your location (but after killing it and opening again that same destination is in the recent places at least), constant rerouting issues, the voice guide will just either say the same thing like five times or will start rapping because she cuts herself off like "cont... cont... cont... cont... stay on us 101 for 5 miles... continue on the..." I will have issues with the sound saying it's muted and I can't enable it because iPhone volume is to low after turning it off silent and checking the sound is all the way up with the volume rocker and confirming it's all the way up from the quick menu by sliding up from the bottom of the screen and then left to see the music tab. I've also had issues with it not following me and then not showing a recenter button and if you don't notice this is happening then the voice guidance doesn't trigger so I'm often finding myself passing turns only to have a rap battle with her. I've never used apple maps and all my stuff is google but man this app is really trying me recently. Please for the love of all things holy fix these issues.
Glad to see this out for iOS again!
by Allen Oh on 2012/12/19 09:53
While I don't think the native iOS mapping app is as bad as people make it out to be, it has gotten me lost a couple of times (but just a couple, and to be fair, so has Google Maps). So I was glad to see Google Maps available again. I would still use Waze and even the native iOS app as my go to apps for a couple of reasons. Both allow me to search my contacts, which I do pretty often. Unless I've missed something, with Google Maps, I would have to get the address from my contacts list first, then put it into the search bar. This is a bit too complicated, especially if I'm driving. Which brings me to my next point. I use Siri A LOT when I'm driving, and Siri defaults (understandably) to the native iOS mapping app. I'd love to be able to tell Siri to "navigate me to my brother's house" (for example) and have her use Waze or Google Maps to do that, but as it is, iOS maps will remain my most commonly used navigation app. UPDATE: I have discovered that, while Google Maps does not integrate with Contacts, it does have integration, of sorts, with Cobook (another free app). You can click on your contact's address in Cobook, click on "Open in Google Maps," and then when the browser opens up, click on "Open in the Google Maps app." It's not an elegant solution, but it works.
Practical, Accurate, Perfect!
by Brittany Vigil on 2016/11/23 06:01
First off I live in Phoenix so my review is based mostly off of my usage there. However I was a flight attendant for some time and used maps in just about every US State, Canada, Mexico, Italy, and England, and Scotland and it will remain my #1 choice for navigation software. I've been using Google Maps since Google decided to start mapping! It was a godsend when things like MapQuest were the only services available and has only gotten better over time. I love how seamlessly it integrates with websites, apps, programs, and software across a number of different industries. It is available on every platform which I know to be in existence and is useful for just about any purpose, whether it's looking up an address, locating a business, acquiring directions, determining route times by method of transportation (in my city it even offers Uber or Lyft rates), sharing information, researching the surrounding area of a location using street view, or simply checking out the terrain for a hike or a bike ride. They do it all, they do it accurately and effectively. But most importantly they do it safely (i.e. there is no option to take your eyes off the road to let fellow drivers know there is a cop monitoring your speed).
Serious bugs that could cause accidents while driving
by Why am I being forced to use a nickname? on 2013/11/23 23:15
I first tested this out around my neighborhood and it seemed to work fine, so I decided to use it on my trip from NYC to Philly. BIG MISTAKE. About halfway into the drive, it suddenly directed me to get off at the next exit making me do quick merges from the middle lane to the right lane and the off ramp. Then it took me onto another highway and directed me back onto the first highway. At that point, it repeated itself. If I kept following, I would have just been going in circles. I had to pull off onto the local roads and I just used Apple Maps on my iPhone. Coming back home, I wanted to stop by a shopping center. I tried using Google Maps again and directed me to the wrong location about twenty minutes out of my way. Also, directions would change or suddenly disappear from the list view. Example: Going back home, I knew the general direction so I didn't bother using the app but I did use it to search for directions just to see what it would say. It showed the Belt Parkway, which is the route I wanted, but once I drove to that point, the directions changed and said to take the BQ Expressway, which is completely different. So this app is only useful if you're already familiar with the area, which defeats its purpose.
Tired of being ____ed over by Google
by CaitxD on 2016/05/28 03:06
I used to use google maps all the time, since it used to be great, but it's been nothing but frustrating lately. Today, for example, I put together an itinerary for a trip from Huntsville, AL, to Savannah, GA, WITHOUT going through Atlanta. I went through painstaking detail to ensure I would go down through Newnan and miss Atlanta all together. Sent it to my phone using googles nifty little feature and hit "go" on my phone. The SECOND I left the parking garage, it rerouted me through Atlanta, so I pulled over and tried getting my old route back but since I wasn't in the garage I could only "look" at it, couldn't use it for GPS. Okay... I try my best to get it to do my route but to no avail. All daylong I fought with it to take me on the route I selected but it absolutely INSISTED on taking me to Atlanta. I gave up once I hit the GA border on US 20 and switched to apple maps, it offered a non Atlanta route (which google STILL WASN'T DOING) and never once tried to reroute me, even when I stopped multiple times. If I ****ing sent a route to my phone, Google, don't you think I want to use that route even if it's 20 minutes longer? (Oh the horror, 7:10 instead of 6:50) This isn't waze you shouldn't be rerouting me every seven seconds to the "fastest" route when I deliberately picked a specific route. I'm uninstalling Google maps, I'm tired of feeling abandoned by my GPS. I'd just buy a freaking paper map if they still made good ones.
Unexplained grey screen cover
by Puggirl415 on 2014/01/30 17:07
I've been using google maps for my job which requires precise directions to many addresses throughout the work day. In the past I felt the app worked adequately on my phone and I never thought about looking for something better. Recently, in the past week this app has been acting up in ways I can't handle. First, despite living in a city with pretty good coverage the app is slow to load and slow to give route options. Then I noticed recently that it was not giving directions as I was driving and got stuck on directions for streets and turns I'd already passed. I deleted the app and reloaded it. I also turned my phone off and on to reset everything. Now today I searched for an address and a grey semi translucent screen covered my results. It indicated that I could swipe up to remove it or tap it to do so. Neither action worked and I could not see the map for quick glances as I listen to turn by turn voice directions. It is very helpful to be able to see that your upcoming turn is to the right b4 the voice tells you so you can get across several lanes of traffic if you need to. I dread using this app now in case I get this screen and can't get rid of it. Please fix this and I can fix this review. Google don't stress me out while driving and don't make me distracted while driving as I try to fix this stupid unexplained screen.
"Check your network connection and try again."
by mechanesthesia on 2016/08/13 00:00
I have reported this error more times that I can count, but it seems like they are falling on deaf ears since I've had this issue since April. I’ve also attempted reaching out to the “Google Maps Help Forum.” It was working just fine with the update on July 25th. But with the last update from August 8th, it went back to the same problem. It seems whatever was fixed got unfixed with the last update. When I tap on one of my placemarker icons from my "My Maps" layers, I keep getting this error: "Check your network connection and try again." This error message is misleading because my network connection has never been an issue and I can use the rest of the Maps app and other apps just fine. Closing and re-opening the place layer doesn't work. Closing and re-opening the app doesn't work. The only thing that works is to delete the app and download it again or to clear application data. The problem is that this is a very persistent bug, so it only will only work fine temporarily until I get the same error messages again, and have to clear my cache again. Typically it will work okay for a few properties... by the time I got to a third or fourth property, it will happen again. This is very frustrating and makes the feature of the app practically unusable. I use Google MyMaps daily for my job since I’m out on the road and it’s critical for me to have this working.
A great GPS for the walking tourist
by DallasClubGuy on 2013/09/14 17:25
I recently paid Florence Italy a visit. This was my third visit over a period of 50 years. My first visit as a student, I was completely lost. My safety net was taxi cabs. Just give them an address and presto, you get to your desired destination. To keep the fare high, often I was taken for an extended ride prior to being delivered to my desired address. Nine years ago, a map did the trick. Of course I failed to bring a compass, so getting turned around was pretty easy. Over the days of my visit, I figure I walked about 40 miles. That was 30 that were necessary to get where I was going and the additional 10 miles of wasted walking in the wrong direction. I'm proud to say I never needed a taxi to put me back on tract. Today with my iPhone and iPad with Google Maps, I know where I am at all times and have no problem getting to where I want to go. Me, I'm the big blue dot. My walking directions are the string of little blue dots. As I walk, I eat the the little dots and never waste a step. From where I am to where I want to go with no stress. I was able to see more and enjoy it all the way without the worry of feeling lost. I will never travel again without Google maps.
Street view/photo sphere integration
by RussellC. on 2016/05/11 07:07
Would be nice to be able to see photo spheres that people have uploaded when you search for a place. Sure you could just go over to the Street View app and see them, but the search in Street View just isn't like Google Maps search. Google Maps will present a bar with street view when you search for a place, but as far as I can tell, there's no ability to see any of the individually uploaded photo spheres. Even if you search for a restaurant or some store and it has pictures, no photo spheres are included even if there is actually a photo sphere associated with that location. There's plenty of photo spheres that are up close and personal with locations that aren't even available to be seen when you search for the location. And it's simply because photo spheres aren't included into any part of Google Maps. I don't understand why street view can cross over into google maps but photo spheres can't. Also, Street View needs a search that's more like Google Maps. Really though, both apps need to be more like each other, which is kind of why I don't understand why they don't just merge. Photo spheres should have been left as its own app to focus on photo spheres without the clutter of street view. And Google Maps should be all encompassing.
Google Deserves More Credit
by Kaine Lawson on 2015/06/16 06:07
I have always used Google Maps for as long as I can remember. Millions of people use it every second on a daily basis. The education system uses it for geographical leaning purposes and companies use it to route logistics. I have watched Google flourish over the past decade. I am a Software Engineer and I truly adorn Google. They have the brightest minds (excluding myself 😊) working on the latest innovations. Their programming, design, functionality, fluid, and all of the above is to adorn. People take Google, Inc. for granted. The company has been a Huge influence in the whole technology industry, in innovation and especially security. When I read about a security flaw in TLS once again, Google is the first to find a solution and fix it while other companies lag for weeks. It amazes me, all of their services and how they interact so flawlessly. People complain about how they collect data, but if you live anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection, you are being tracked in everything you do through that Internet connection wether you use Google or not. Everyone, I hope you enjoy your Google Services as much as I do. Thanks Google, Inc. , - Clinton Lawson.
Generally reliable, with two caveats
by cocamojoe82 on 2016/08/27 07:44
Yes, this app generally gives accurate directions. However, what is with this godawfully obnoxious tendency to route to the rear of virtually any given address that I type in? Also, in my city, the elevations range from about 600' to a little bit over 1,300'. As if the windy and steep roadways weren't crazy enough, throw in several tunnels for good measure, and just to round out the equation. For some reason, Google Maps gets stupidly confused if an address is for a street that is on the mountaintop, direct above the tunnel. Routinely, rather than navigate me to summit where the actual address is located, it instead directs me to enter the tunnel, telling me that the destination is in the middle of the tunnel. The tunnel problem is unique to my city, but is clearly fixable, as Apple Maps doesn't have the same problem. Also, the problem with directing to the rear of any given address is not unique to my city or even my country. While in Prague last Fall, my walking routes, navigated via Google Maps here, were routinely directed to the rear of the address. Seriously, what gives? I'm clearly not the only person who's complained about some of these issues; and, you clearly have some of the smartest computer programmers in the world working for you. Why are these still an issue?
Wow Great Maps app
by Pnmerk on 2012/12/13 18:21
so I downloaded this app for my iPhone 3GS and wow it works great the app is clean and simple and well made. there is no voice search or dictation yet that I could find and I dont know how to get in street view yet. I took it for a spin and it was acurate and well its the best GPS app from the ones I have tested like Navigon,Tomtom,apples own maps and waze if this is version 1 i cant wait to see the improvements I havent tested with other apps running in the background like pandora or the podcast app so that will be next on my list but first looks this app is a must have winner now watch it get to the top 25 list in no time 2nd look I lowered from 5 stars to 4 stars when I did a side by side comparison with apple maps using my wifes iPhone 5 and my 3 GS apple maps was more elegant and acurate for some reason the google maps app was not as acurate as the apple maps and the voice cues stoped after the first one so I did not get voiced instrucctions for the rest of my trip they bouth provided the same rout and they bouth knew that i live in a one way street something my magellan GPS still cant figure out I still intend to test it in the iphone 5 just that the apple maps seemd better looking and more streamlined so more to come I guess
Excellent Service
by Blazmfwd on 2014/09/15 18:34
I have to say this doesn't happen too often. When someone goes beyond the call of duty to service a customer. Scott, the manager at the Ware, MA Advanced Auto did just that today. I went there because I was having problems with my battery and my car starting. There is no feeling worse in the world when your car does not start and it becomes undependable. They diagnosed my battery and I needed a new battery. When you purchase a battery from the store they will put it in free of charge. Well my battery was not so easy to remove, the terminal was stripped and Scott spent two hours trying to get the battery out to put the new one in. He never complained, apologized it was taking so long, and got the new battery in. He could have gave up after a few minutes and said "listen I can't help you, you need a mechanic" but he didn't, he hung in there and tried every tool possible to get off the stripped terminal and get off my battery. People like Scott understand great service. Advanced auto should be very grateful they have him as an employee. Thank you Scott ! thank you for your dedication to the customer and helping me in my time if need.
Senior Lady
by Fouchizzle49 on 2016/12/12 14:05
No more paper maps that you can't easily read! Best navigation tool. Directs you the best and quickest way to your destination. Includes options to locate hotels, restaurants, and points of interest. Perfect for the lone driver. I used it for the time on a cross country trip. The audio commands were amazing, allowing plenty of time to maneuver through traffic. It even announced estimated time of arrival, how many miles you will travel on a particular highway, and tragic delays, including accidents. Once I arrived at my destination, I used it every time when driving locally. I cannot say enough about this app. It makes your driving experience easier and enjoyable. I suggest using the Google app as well. Your voice commands makes it convenient for hands free driving. For the backseat driver, relax, be confident with this app that your driver will get you to your destination. I missed my exit one time and ended up in a downtown college area that was under construction. No problem. Google maps is up to date, and I was easily directed through the area in a timely manner, and back on the road again. KUDOS to Google. I never leave home without it!
An absolute must have for iPhone 4 & Previous Editions
by F360racer on 2012/12/25 09:07
A lot of the critical reviews I have read are obviously written by iPhone 4S and 5 owners that have full use of the new apple nav app. Google maps is by far the better app than Apple's. First of all my iPhone 4 now has turn by turn navigation in a very easy to use app. It takes a few tries to "find" all the features but so far it has been very accurate and easy to use. I did not have this option or feature with a iPhone 4. I was almost ready to buy the $50 app from the maker of Apple's new nav app as I use them with a dedicated nav device for several years with good success. I have read review after review on nav apps for some time with no clear winner. Until now. I was so excited when I heard about iOS 6 and the new apple maps and turn by turn navigation was finally featured in a native apple app. Wrong! T by T only worked with iPhone 4S's and newer. Plus the now native app was very problematic and unreliable in my area in Seattle, WA. Equally poor in a Phoenix, AZ to San Diego, CA and back trip. For example app couldn't find my hotel on hotel circle in SD. Not anymore... now I have Google Maps to the rescue.
Where did my home go?!
by HAK1 on 2014/05/25 12:39
I love this app...when it works! In fact, Google Maps had become preferable to the OEM navigation system in my Infiniti. However, two problems have made the app intolerable. First, my home seems to no longer exist. My home address has alway been preprogrammed and the app worked without any issues. Unfortunately, the app no longer seems to recognize my home address and simply says "cannot find location" when I select Home or enter my home address (and no, there hasn't been a change to my address or the neighborhood in years!). The only way to choose my home would be to find it on a map and drop a pin. This seems to have happened only since the recent update, so hopefully it will be addressed. Until it is addressed, I really can't use the app. The other problem relates to Bluetooth. When giving voice guidance, the app switches from the radio to voice guidance and "holds my Bluetooth connection" for 10-15 seconds after each instruction is given. So if I'm listening to the radio, a song is interrupted for some 20 seconds every time an instruction is announced. This renders the the voice guidance feature almost intolerable. I really want to love the app again, but will not be able to, until these issues are addressed. I never thought I'd be pining for Apple Maps.
Great app better than Apple maps syncs with Google maps on computer
by Jay steez on 2015/08/07 13:40
I love this review I go to google maps on my computer enter the trip details and it tells me how long via certain routes but the best part is since I registered my account to both google applications I load up Google and the trip I planned on my desktop is already input and I just click start navigation. It shows traffic which is awesome and I can mute it if I want to listen to music and kind of already know where I'm generally going but that way I just peek at my phone for a second see drive 10 miles then mute it. Great app use it 5 times a week easily and I don't have a job so i love it so much I use it sometimes even when I know where I'm going because traffic and times Etc Overall best part is enter direction on google maps on ur computer (while signed into ur gmail) then open the app login ( it doesn't log me out so I only have to enter it once ) so I basically open the app with my directions already in place. Avoids having to be using ur phone while driving and having t to enter details which is easier to enter anyway from a keyboard 5 stars love it
Would not go without, wish they had a desktop app by Google.
by Readal on 2017/02/21 16:43
I would not go without this best mapping program. My only gripe is Google not having a Desktop PC app, made by google and not a third party. Since digital maps came out I have used Google-maps 95% of the time. The other 5% is when like IPhone or Ipad automatically opens in Apples-maps. Wish I could change the default mapping app, on iPhone and iPad to Google Maps app so I wouldn't have to copy and paste the address of my next meeting address into Google maps from my calendar app instead of just tapping the address and it going to the google maps app by default. When you pay as much as you do for the iPhone and iPad you should be able to use it like you want and not be forced. I am a Windows person and wish that the windows phone would become popular so that the people who build all these wonderful apps would make them for the windows phone. There is so much more you can do with Windows so why is it that Mac PC's are more expensive??? Never did get that. They must think they themselves are worth all that extra money and take it from you. Unbelievable!!!!
I only wish it was still native rather than 3rd party
by FireFishMike on 2012/12/14 21:42
I love the new Google maps application. However, since it is no longer natively integrated into iOS, something like asking Siri for directions will still use the Apple Maps core technology, which bothers me. Google nailed it from day one with their map technology. The fact that Apple pulled the plug on it seemed completely illogical. I understand the reasoning behind why they did it, but they should've had a viable backup plan before doing what they did. I just wish that I could benefit from Google's map technology in other areas of the phone such as in the reminders app, when I want to be reminded of something when I arrive or leave a certain location. As it is now, whenever I say "remind me to do ... when I get home", The Apple mapping technology is so bad that it cannot process my home address. It actually thinks that I live on the street that is a completely different tone. Of course I never had such problems when Google maps was integrated. So in a nutshell, I really wish that Apple would've somehow allowed Google to integrate this map app Into other key fundamental areas of the iPhone, which Apple is notoriously known for not allowing.
Good app but BAD update
by Badupdatebad on 2015/10/17 03:38
Google maps is still the best choice out there, but the last update (4.11) was a step in the wrong direction. A new to/from/mode of travel box now crowds the top half of the route overview screen. In the past I could glance at the route and maybe zoom in on my destination to know exactly where I was going. Fast, easy, safe. As an emergency worker I don't want to be forced into a step by step sequence that keeps my head buried in the app and frequently doesn't update as fast as I'm moving. Buses and subways don't run to most of my destinations, so I don't need to rapidly change mode of travel. Boxes to change to one's starting point and mode of travel are best left in an unobtrusive menu. These new changes to the interface added nothing but they seriously impaired the ability to use the app for route overview. Other improvements I keep hoping for are adjustable or increased font size and a local option. If the last 50 destinations I entered were in my city, why does google give me a street six states away that sounds similar to a local one I'm looking for? (Voice search seems to completely ignore any local preference...) Here's hoping that Google can fix these issues and keep making its map app better.
Awesome Experience
by Tricey81 on 2017/05/05 23:57
Jayme is an awesome sales person at Reeds. She knew exactly what I was looking for without even knowing. Mind you I have walked in this store a hundred times not finding what I desired and end up not purchasing anything and she's always was patient and kind. I was looking for something for my mother's anniversary death, a piece of jewelry that I can look at and remember the love between a mother and daughter never dies but live on FOREVER. As I waited for her awesome boss Jo-Jo cleaned my pandora bracelet I began to converse with Jayme. We discovered we had something in common, which is the worse type of pain one could ever endure, which is the loss of a mother. Jayme has lost both parents, and I will pray her strength continues. On the other hand. Jayme stated, "let me show you something, that I know your going to like." Mind you I didn't ask her anything but what I knew I already desired. It was two hearts that had "mother" and "daughter" on one side and "Your Are Always in My Heart" on the other side. PERFECT!!! Exactly what I been desiring for almost a year now. Nothing say something special when it have meaning. Her boss was just as awesome and helpful. ❤️❤️❤️
Not as easy to use
by fhpotravel on 2015/02/18 22:35
Just updated Gmaps, and frustrated already. This is first app review I have ever written. As full time nomad, I used the app *all* the time to get mileage between points as well as looking at different route options. Just looked at Bay Area to San Diego, only have I5 route so that was useless. Tried routing thru towns along the 101 route and all I get is ads for hotels etc. Trip Advisor is my go-to for that information, backed up by Google search...I need access to quick reliable routing info on a map app. Google, please keep giving us useful features and keep the ads to a minimum on the map app. My hunt for replacement starts now. UPDATE: I was just made a half hour late for appointment. As I followed voice commands for the last stretch to reach my destination, Google gave me three contradictory instructions within 10 seconds. I had already proceeded based upon the first instruction. When I pulled over to check my location on the map, the app froze. I had several more problems with Google Maps, and gave up. Since my initial report, I have come to *never* rely on this app, because it so often does not accurately find me, freezes up, or directions are so off the wall as to be comical. No, it doesn't happen all the time, but enough to be disappointed because it was so good for so long.
While its better than apple maps, it's not perfect
by ddong2lee on 2012/12/15 16:30
It's definitely better than apple maps for my area. It's more accurate especially with points of interests and landmarks. However, it's not perfect. 1. It's missing the reroute function. What happens when a traffic jam occurs out of nowhere and need to reroute? 2. No night mode. While its not the worst thing in the world, to have this screen light up the whole top dash during night driving is not good. 3. The font is smaller than other maps like waze and apple maps during navigation. So it's hard to read at times. 4. Traffic layer disappears when you start navigation. I like to see if I'm stuck in traffic while using the navigation to see how far the traffic is especially if I want to reroute. But maybe since there's no reroute function, they decided to leave this out as well. 5. no integration with contacts. Swriously? thought this would be a no brainer. This is not going to be my go-to-navi. Still sticking with waze as I need the reroute function, the traffic layer, and being able to see alerts like red light camera and police locations. While google maps is still in beta mode, lots of things need to be added for me to come back to it. It's disappointing.
Has several issues
by By c# software developer on 2016/06/05 16:43
1) If you plan a COTA bus before the buses start running for the day, Google maps reports THE LAST bus travel times for the previous day! any bus planning AFTER the buses start running for the day Google maps is accurate. I think there is a bug in how dates are handled before the buses start running for the day. If a route is planned after the buses start running for the day, Google maps works correctly however there are also missing points for traveling by bus that were there. There is. Quality Control issue here. 2) Google does not work well routing a walk in cities like New York or Minneapolis. In New York, it gets caught in a loop and can't figure it's way around; the locals in NY said Apple Maps work better in their city than Google Maps and they are right! in Mini, where walking and biking is popular it favors auto roadways and it routes walks and bike rides that much longer or not practical I think it would better to have the routing broken into several different databases by travel type instead of one big pile of data the way it is now. In its current form it is best used for driving. Having this abstraction would enable safer and better use of travel mapping when not using a car.
I Like It!!!
by Ben1121(&: on 2013/07/26 18:54
Love the new Google Maps app, an improvement over the old one. The voice driving directions have me preferentially using this app over Waze or the horrendous Apple Maps. In general, I'm not a fan of Apple products as they are WAY overpriced but very poorly engineered. So, I am glad that Google offered an alternative. The only gripe I have with it is it IS a driving map, so whoever did the layout needs to keep in mind that text should be bigger and using a coloring scheme that makes it easier to read this text. That's why I took away one star. We are after all trying to drive and navigate simultaneously. Less time spent looking at the app makes it safer for everyone. The other thing, and this is no fault of Google, is the lousy iOS. Even as I type this review, the wrong letters are being selected for me and for some annoying reason, my cursor jumps to a different part of the text entry screen as I type. Also, the "Submit" button was just clicked on for me even though my fingers where nowhere on the screen. So, you can imagine how inconvenient and potentially dangerous it is to try to manipulate the app while the iOS takes a dump (constantly!).
Does not save last view
by RedElmo on 2012/12/15 01:45
Google Maps may have a better searching function or better 3D view but this app does not save my last settings. I need it to save my last view. Normally I like to check traffic between point A and point B (for example, LAX to Disneyland) and I need a overview of that traffic. The old Google Maps, even Apple Maps saves my last view so everytime I open it I can see the traffic between LAX and Disneyland without having to do anything. The new Google Maps always defaults to my current Location. and I have to spend time typing in LAX and Disneyland just to see the overview of the traffic, it takes too much effort. It doesnt even have a history of the last directions I've searched. I have to type in LAX then type in Disneyland. At least a minimum have a saved last search of previous dirving directions so it only takes one click to see that overview of a certain area. And I HATE that you have to sign in. Why does every company think signing into an account is the way to go. Let me save the searches locally on the phone. I dont need it to show me what i searched on the computer. they are totally different and are used for separate purposes The old google maps before iOS 6 is the BEST! it does and saves everything properly. lets me see full screen with out the bars on top and bottom interfering
Worked like a charm
by satanicsyndrome666 on 2014/05/07 21:02
Don't know what some of the complaints are, but I ran this map app today for the first time on my trip to jersey, and it just worked, something apple's own maps just doesn't do anymore. This app lets you know when to look for turns a good portion before the turn or split in the road comes up, whereas on apple maps, you're doomed if you missed that alert within the 10 seconds of the turn. Landmarks seem to pop up automatically as you type them, just like in google search engine. You can zoom in and out as you are following a gps route in process (can't do that on apple maps). Plus a ton of other very useful features I won't list since I can be sit here all day and probably find a hundred reasons to use this maps app over the native apple iOS one. At this point is suggest to just get the google maps and try it out for yourself. It's that freakin good. Sorry apple, but your maps just don't compare at this point. I haven't used google maps since it was a native app on iOS4, but now that I gave it a test run with stellar results, this is my go to maps app.
Changes Route in the Middle of Driving without Audible Warning
by googlelikestimhortons on 2015/01/16 23:53
I am very dissatisfied with the last update. Took a trip on January 1, 2015 from Massachusetts to Michigan and selected the route that would NOT take us through Canada. Note to google maps - the fastest route is not always the fastest! We did not want to go through Canada and have to wait at customs. We knew what we were doing. SEVERAL TIMES the app changed our route and started to lead us to Canada. I finally saw it in action - a message pops up on the screen with no audio alert “a faster route has been found” and a timer starts that, if you do nothing, will AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE YOUR ROUTE. Do you have any idea how frustrating that is?? Normal people do not stare at their phones while they drive, they listen to the audio commands and look at the phone when things are confusing. At a minimum, this feature needs to give you an audio alert that says the same thing the popup does. I would also recommend the default option NOT be to switch to a different route than the user selected. On the way home we ended up turning google maps off after more of the same rerouting and just went by a printout we made at home. Sad in the information age to be missing the paper atlas.
Google Maps is now the worst nav app
by MartyLK on 2014/10/25 23:00
I've used Google Maps for a long time and relied on it to get me around cities safely. And it used to. In the older version of GM (v. 6), I was able to navigate to a saved location with a single tap on the screen. I would have the app launched and simply swipe right to show all of my saved locations (searched for on the computer and starred to automactically show up in the GM app) and tap the one I needed. GM would immediately begin voice navigation without any further input. And this made for much safer travelling. Minimal time interfacing with the display while driving down the road. That was then, this is now. In v. 7 of GM, they made the interface much more complex and convoluted. There are now a minimum of 6 screen taps to begin a "saved location" navigation. And this is after laucnhing the app and swiping to show your saved locations. There's actually one additional tap of the screen if after swiping your saved locations into view, one of the three showing isn't the one you want. Right now, Nokia's Here Drive is currently the least complex navigation app available for a smartphone or tablet system. There's less interface attention needed, making it the safest navigation app for use while driving.
Finally, Night Mode!
by GPatrick on 2015/08/08 02:00
I am very excited and even relieved that you have finally included a night mode to the iOS app–seriously, it’s a godsend. All around, this is a wonderful app, but there are a few features that are missing. One is the ability to search along my current route; I believe Waze has this, and I know the Road Trippers app does. As another user, bmdelaune, mentioned, having to exit my current navigation and manually search (via voice or typing) and then manually re-route or still manually re-search my original destination and “resume”navigation is inefficient and dangerous. Another feature you actually had included in a past update, but it no longer works without Location History turned on: being able to choose “Home” or “Work” from the “Choose your Starting/Ending Location” drop-down on the directions screen. I do not want Location History to be on, and having to type out my home address every time I’m trying to map out transit directions for later while away from home is greatly annoying. Please fix this! Otherwise, keep up the good work, Google.
Visual trip planner
by TR298264 on 2016/09/28 21:46
Google maps is my go-to app before I set off into the wild blue yonder. Before I actually get on the road, I like being able to press and hold highway intersections on my trip, then tap the photo. It is very helpful to be able to view the road as if I'm in the car. You can see which lane you need to be in before you're going 60 mph. Also nice to view the surroundings, churches, stores etc. to recognize when you're coming up on a turn, or viewing a destination. My 4th generation iPad and iPhone 5S work just fine for all the things I've used so far. Getting around the app is a little difficult though because symbols are used rather than words. Examples, 3 dots, a triangle, 3 lines, a dot inside a circle, a star...but I'm learning. A few words might be helpful though. I still have difficulty finding my favorites from the top page. I think it's the best map app out there. The verbal directions are great while I'm driving down the road. But I use that sparingly because it uses a lot of data and batteries, like all the other map apps.
Getting Lost... NOW
by RS203618 on 2017/05/15 08:59
I used to depend on Google maps. I can't any longer because it tells me to make a turn when it's obvious that making that turn would cause me a fatal car accident. As a sidebar making that turn would cost for me to get a moving violation ticket which in New York City is a minimum of $185 to start because when you're stopped for a traffic infraction in New York City the police will normally try to find something else that they feel is "wrong" And give you an additional ticket or tickets so that they could make their monthly quota. Now mind you it took 40 years for the New York police to even admit that they have quarters each and every month to give tickets because for 40 years they deny that. So now I must actually have a back up to the Google maps and a back up to that to ensure that I'm making the right turn and going the right rate of speed because either the sign so wrong according to the police or my speedometer is not accurate or so they say. Please, for heaven sake, update Google Maps so that it really does use the GPS in the sky so that it does not tell me to make a left turn when I can't make a left turn because that would either caused me to die and at least of wall give me a ticket that if I don't pay the five to $700 I lose my driving privileges.
Accurate navigation but improvements needed
by gposternak on 2015/09/04 11:42
When Google Maps was part of an iOS, we were able to access iPhone Contact list and choose the destination address from there. I hope this feature will be available in the new Google Maps App. Or, when I "Search" for an address, make Google Maps App look in iPhone Contacs first so when I type "Madison", it shows "Madison Anthony" from my contacts first and then "Madison Square Garden" and "Madison Avenue". Also, when Google Maps was part of an iOS, we were able to quickly access "resent" destinations. I hope that feature also will be available in the new Google Maps App. I also have a suggestion of being able to choose "Drive back using the same route", so when I drove from point A to point B and was NOT following the suggested directions because I knew a shortcut or I had to make an intermediate stop to drop off my shirts at the dry cleaners, I want be able to drive back from point B to point A using the same shortcuts and not forget to pick up my stuff from the shop.
Airrosti is amazing
by JLC TEXAS on 2017/04/17 01:33
Looking to permanently get rid of your aches and pains... Airrosti is the answer! Repetitive sports injuries, muscle soreness, acute and/or chronic pain from sitting at a desk or workstation, you must schedule an appointment with Airrosti's Dr. Friendt. He has treated and fixed my multiple running injuries, upper and lower back pain, as well as all of my muscle stiffness/issues caused from sitting at my desk for 10-12 hours a day. Dr. Friendt and his team are amazing, I'm forever grateful to my friend whom referred me to this group of doctors. I typically do not like going to see a doctor as they push pills, some have terrible bedside manners, and they never actually determine what is causing the problem. I've been told to take RX mess and stop exercising, which is difficult considering I love to run. Airrosti won't prescribe, they will treat, determine what/where the issue is stemming from, what will prevent it from reoccurring, and what exercises you'll need to do to stop it from coming back. This is how I'm able to continue doing the activities I enjoy... running, biking, working out and without pain.
Indispensable app, use regularly
by Rokhugr on 2015/01/10 19:58
Not complicated, better than the map app that came on my iPhone. I use maps while driving and the satellite image and terrain while hiking. I haven't had any routing issues but I don't blindly follow map apps either, if I prefer a different route then I just take it and let the app reroute. I travel 100% of the time for work, and the roads always seem pretty up to date. The sat image is 'relatively' up to date, and there's no rectification issues in the topo drape, at least in the US. Everything lines up well. I have only found one mistake in the road map and submitted to Google, it was fixed in a few weeks. I download maps to my phone prior to traveling internationally and that's priceless when you are avoiding international charges but can't read the road signs! Seriously, that has saved my b*tt. If Google would just add more searchable geographic feature names, or some coordinate grids/locations (lat, long? T and R?) to the 'terrain' it would be perfect in every way :) Actually if there was a geology layer too. I have other apps for those things but it would be nice if it was all in one place...
Great app
by ackbarman on 2013/05/19 22:55
***Update*** To those complaining it can't access your contacts that is Apples fault not Googles. Apple does not allow Google to access the contacts on your phone. Don't give a one star review because of something completely out of Googles control. First off I am constantly surprised at how childish people are. Don't give this app 1 star because they haven't released the iPad app, that won't make it come any faster. It will come one day. This is superior to Apple maps in every single way. The navigation is fast and reliable, the search is useful and comes up with real results (unlike apple maps). I wish they could integrate this with the native iOS API but Apple will never allow that. The only missing feature I see so far is no my places when you are logged in. Hopefully they add that in. People do need to understand that there are many features Google would like to add but Apple does not allow Google to add certain features, if there is a feature missing its most likely Apples fault. Do a little research on the IOS sdk before you get mad.
If I could give ZERO starts I would
by YouguyshVebgottobekiddingme on 2017/07/10 06:04
This app has caused me so many issues!!! Im a college student going to school out of state so I dont know the area very well and depend on maps to get around, maybe its just me but my app has been so buggy!! I will literally be on the freeway and it will suddenly say Im somewhere Im not and start re-routing directions based on where it thinks I am even though its somewhere not even close to my actual location, and thusforth I get flustered and end up either missing an exit waiting for it to go back to normal or have to pull over on a busy freeway to use a different maps app! I love google maps but twice now when I've gone to use it, it bugs out in the middle of a trip. I was driving to a car dealership with an hour till I had to be at work, on the way back from the dealership it made me take incorrect exits and caused me to ultimately be late for my shift!!! And the 2nd time I had told someone I was gonna be somewhere at a specific time, and because it bugged out (SURPRISE) I ended up being 20 minutes later than I originally intended. Its very frustrating when you're in the middle of a trip and it bugs out and cant properly track your location and keeps re-routing ever 2 seconds even though you're on the same route/didnt change. NEVER AGAIN.
Not better than the original Google maps.
by ajlajl on 2013/01/01 04:31
Apple maps has been such an utter debacle that this Google maps app had to be highly rated by comparison. I never upgraded from OS5, having been given a heads up from my husband on how badly Apple maps was performing and have really had the chance to really compare the new app to the original. As welcome as the new turn by turn directions are, this maps app is overall much poorer navigation tool than the original. I find navigating the app awkward as the buttons are not intuitive and the new maps app lacks many of the amazing features of the original such as traffic overviews and public transport and walking directions, both which were highly informational and helpful in making decisions. The whole new interface I find awkward to use and it doesn't give me the information I seek. For me, this is one clear instance where the successor is worse than the predecessor. I'm sure if I was subjected to the horror to Apple maps for the past few months, I would consider this app a godsend. But I'm still on the original Google maps and the original is overall WAY better. Please bring back the features and interface of the original. Newer is not always better!
great app!
by thinkdriver8 on 2014/08/03 14:03
I travel fairly frequently and this is my default app for navigation, planning, and finding local amenities (restaurants, pharmacy, grocery, etc.). Love the turn-by-turn navigation in the car. Two suggestions though: first, nav does alert you to the next turn, but when you make that next turn it would be useful to know the turn after. Example: it says 'in one mile turn left on First Street' but could also add ' then in 2 miles turn right on Oak Street.' This would be useful to plan the next turn and know what lane to be in. All big cities have weird intersections where visitors could really mess things up without that advanced planning. Second, at the end of the route it says "your destination is ahead." Would be useful to know if it is on the left or the right, again for advanced planning. I also like how it puts you in the correct parking lot. I was recently using a competitor's product that actually said "navigate off-road to your destination." Yeah, don't think the rental car company would like me navigating off-road. Thanks though. Great app!
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google maps makes navigating your world faster and easier. Find the best places in town and the information you need to get there. Get there faster with real-time updates • Beat traffic with real-time ETAs and traffic conditions • Catch your bus, train, or ride-share with real-time transit info • Save time with automatic re-routing based on live traffic, incidents, and road closures • Don't miss a turn or exit with lane guidance • Find pit stops along your route like gas stations and coffee spots Discover places and explore like a local • Find top-rated restaurants and local businesses, wherever you are • Decide on the best places to go with reviews, ratings, and pictures of foods and interiors • Plan your visit and see menus, make reservations, and find when places are typically busiest • Help others discover the best places by sharing reviews, photos and more • Save places you want to or often visit, and quickly find them later from any computer or device Experience the google maps difference • Offline maps to search and navigate without an internet connection • Street View and indoor imagery for restaurants, shops, museums and more • Indoor maps to quickly find your way inside big places like airports, malls and stadiums • Comprehensive, accurate maps in 220 countries and territories • transit schedules and maps for over 15,000 cities • Detailed business information on over 100 million places * Some features not available in all countries **Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Google Props!
by PRAmerican on 2017/07/26 09:19
Dependable! Never lost!
5 stars
by NinjasaysHerro on 2017/07/26 07:49
All around a great navigation app.
جازان
by Msiaa on 2017/07/26 07:43
جيد
By far the best map app
by kelizacollins on 2017/07/26 06:00
I love this app, so many useful features
7/24 update doesn't sync contacts
by Bradscott821 on 2017/07/26 04:39
With the 7/24 (4.34 update), iPhone contacts are not accessible in Google maps. There's no option for Google Maps in settings > privacy > contacts. Please fix this ASAP!
Wish it could be the default app
by azul.violeta on 2017/07/26 04:26
I hope Apple adds a feature where users are able to change the default maps app to include other navigations apps such as Google Maps, Waze, etc.
best navigation ever?
by Asif08 on 2017/07/26 02:33
apple map or google map, which 1 is best? obviously google map. best map for all the time. it's very easy to use... i ❤️ it
Problems with city/zip code
by Kmb1981 on 2017/07/26 02:01
I have had several people try using this app to follow directions to my home. The city is listed incorrectly according to the USPS and my zip. There is a similar street in the same city so they are ending up there. Please reach out to me for this information to be corrected. Thanks
Google Maps
by Ankie.5 on 2017/07/26 01:45
Awesome
Current app won't open
by Stanger2005 on 2017/07/26 00:46
Current app won't open
5 stars
by Kee Marie on 2017/07/26 00:00
Nice
Cool
by Appleusr777 on 2017/07/25 23:41
I always use google map, it's really awesome and somehow I don't like Waze.
Navigation doesn't work
by Mohammadha1372 on 2017/07/25 23:40
Navigation doesn't work
Must be a nice deal they have with toll companies
by M3mph1sKyle on 2017/07/25 23:29
Update! Be sure to check other routes carefully. The app will now ignore faster routes to direct you down toll roads. Sometimes it won't even show the faster route until you select "avoid tolls!" That's ridiculous, just because I'm willing to take tolls, does not mean I want to spend $10 on a slower route. I have also had the app redirect during the route (common) and just turn tolls right back on for no reason. This is super helpful when you don't know an area, lose perfect signal for half a second in downtown, then just follow the guidance out. By the time you're to the highway, the faster, non-toll route is now behind you bad would take much longer. I've paid closer attention and this is something that happens regularly. It doesn't happen every time the app tries to reroute for no reason, but just make sure to check your route after it does. Because this app seems to get off on making you take tolls. The 'remember settings' button won't remember to avoid tolls. Worse, even if YOU remember, there's a chance the app will reroute through tolls without your consent.
Consistently helps me find myself!
by Lhughes6 on 2017/07/25 22:33
I use Google Maps all the time. I travel frequently and GM never lets me down. Helps me feel safe.
Love it
by Ababor on 2017/07/25 22:18
Easy to use
Google Maps
by CkLance on 2017/07/25 21:55
No matter which map (Apple or Microsoft) system you use, you subconsciously (or consciously) compare it to Google Maps.
Thanks
by alisolati61 on 2017/07/25 21:23
عالي ممنون
Stress free travel to new places
by hairbrainer on 2017/07/25 20:49
Easy to use. Never feel lost again.
Great job
by Mr.Meshri Alsaidan on 2017/07/25 20:37
It good app helpful and easy to use
Worst since last update
by Jach119 on 2017/07/25 20:12
dont talk, it says that we've arrived when still 2 miles to get there 😏
Latest update gives wrong verbal commands
by Astheworldturns2 on 2017/07/25 19:54
Was using maps in Orlando Florida today and the verbal directions were telling me left when the map correctly said turn right. Fix!!!
Isn't
by christian of heart on 2017/07/25 19:37
I don't like how is working this.
Wow! Google Maps Ap
by Around alarming on 2017/07/25 19:23
This ap was so very helpful. It made it so very easy to navigate many of the smaller roads in Ireland. We were able to visit many historical sites that are not the normal tourist stops.
is lit
by Roy Lopez🐢 on 2017/07/25 18:40
is lit
Google going backwards
by Michie22 on 2017/07/25 18:13
What happened to this app? It used to be very accurate but now the directions and routing are inaccurate. I don't trust it anymore. Apple maps is actually much more accurate now and dependable than Google maps, although I still prefer the Google maps UI. But I'd prefer accurate directions over a better UI.
Wish it would show speed limit!
by drow93 on 2017/07/25 16:51
Google maps has the best navigation. It works well in dead zones (as long as you started out not in a dead zone), and it gives the best voice and visual directions in my opinion. It never drops your navigation like some apps I've used. I wish this would display the current speed limit like some other navigation services do. I've seen apps that display the speed limit and change the border of a speed limit sign to yellow if you're over it and red if you're over it by more than ~10%. It would be great if Google could add that feature to this app!
Doesn't narrate when screen is off.
by Maxwell Hauser on 2017/07/25 16:35
I lose voice guidance whenever I turn my screen off. Please fix this! Only thing keeping review from five stars.
Still crashes on latest version of iPad Pro
by Cheapskate01 on 2017/07/25 15:59
25 Jul 17 - still not fixed. 13 Jul 17 - still not fixed I got my new iPad Pro about four updates ago and the first thing I noted was that Google Maps crashes when trying to use Street View. This crash is on my iPad Pro only; works on all my other Apple devices. My wife has last year's iPad Pro; no problem there, either. But I am very frustrated that this is the third update since I got my iPad Pro and this serious bug has not been fixed. Maybe there's not a lot of NEW iPad Pro users out there. Dear Google: Please contact me that I can explain this bug to you!
Problem
by aala77 on 2017/07/25 15:55
Maps in opening in safari not in app
One stop shop
by Heyhey345 on 2017/07/25 15:22
All my mapping needs are met with Google Maps. The integration of reviews and info for businesses is excellent. Up to date and full of information due to crowd sourcing.
Perfect app
by Eta108 on 2017/07/25 15:10
I really like google map which helps me a lot while traveling
Good app
by Th tran on 2017/07/25 14:35
I have been using this app for the last 3 years. In my opinion, it is much better than apple app
Maps
by Dan Ulberg on 2017/07/25 14:17
I love it.
Columbus OH
by Aileen100! on 2017/07/25 13:47
Helps me find whatever I need. Easier to use than mapquest.
Handy
by NolanRyanFan on 2017/07/25 13:00
Love the app. More accurate than my car's gps.
Trash.
by LizC1980 on 2017/07/25 12:52
Used to love Google Maps way more than Apple Maps, but now it LITERALLY routes me in circles EVERY time I try to use it. I've reinstalled, I've updated my phone, but no fixes. Today was the last straw: had to get to the emergency room in an unfamiliar town, and got routed to a dead end road--TWICE. Deleting off my phone.
Pretty Good
by Holt 007 on 2017/07/25 12:41
So far I've been able to navigate to all locations I've searched for. Pretty accurate as well. Thanks!!
Google Maps
by Al Akla on 2017/07/25 11:54
Greatest GPS better than any others out there!
Decent
by Pud'in on 2017/07/25 11:31
It's okay.
Bicycle nav not good
by tzm on 2017/07/25 10:42
Bicycle routing from midtown Manhattan to Costco in queens was horrible. Took me way out of the way and through a busy car area. Instead of a bike path near a park. Perhaps it is better for auto navigation but I wouldn't use it again for bicycling.
I really like this app
by jledg on 2017/07/25 10:38
Better than apple maps
Love it
by herology on 2017/07/25 09:03
It is so helpful
Very Good
by P lan on 2017/07/25 08:07
Very good! Use it everyday.
Thumbs up!
by Baggghjjyhk on 2017/07/25 06:09
I used to not like using google maps but looks like they've improved a lot. I only use google maps now.
Improvements
by rpdplays on 2017/07/25 05:31
Use I when driving for Lyft and Uber. The maps are clear to use except when you get very close to the destination. When you get close to the destination it displays the latitude and longitude instead of the address. And then once you get to the destination and the directions stop immediately and the screen goes dark. I have to tap the screen again, hoping the screen doesn't lock, to get phone back and go back to car sharing app. If I'm on a street where it's tough to find the address, I need the map to stay active. I use the satellite feature so use the buildings outline and address to make sure I'm in the best place. The alley bug seems to be improved. Glad they brought back seeing different routes with one touch rather than two.
👌👌👌
by Lalit Gurjar on 2017/07/25 05:16
More better than iphone's Map
It is not just a map app, it is magic
by Nickname is taken sikerim on 2017/07/25 04:49
I love the timeline, reviews, street photos, navigation... everything I need on the go is right here in one place. Just amazing.
Pretty good, all in all!
by Savannuhhhh1 on 2017/07/25 04:34
Could use a little bit of tweaking and more options.. but other than that, great app!
Time for an overhaul
by Miwaca on 2017/07/25 03:56
Everyone knows where to find food and drinks, now it's time to take the app to the next level and add more POI and things to do in the Explore Around You categories.
Very reliable
by Carl Cross on 2017/07/25 03:53
Good app. I use it all the time
Navigation pronunciation
by SundusBa on 2017/07/25 03:27
I live in an Arab country and the pronunciation of the street names while in navigation is very disappointing. I wish google could develop an Arabic speaking system that allows for at least an understandable navigation.
Realtime updates
by Orient Pearl on 2017/07/25 02:36
Everything you need in one app when traveling! Gas stations, restaurants, hotels, etc. Realtime updates on traffic and travel times. Alternative routes suggested for an earlier ETA.
Scrolling?
by Derektheman on 2017/07/25 01:53
Why did you remove the scrolling to show upcoming turns? Bring it back or at least as an option
Gave me the wrong directions to walk to.
by Stellar_Queen on 2017/07/25 01:53
It gave me the directions to the WRONG BUS STOP. I had walk to that wrong bus stop. And guess what? I missed the bus that I was supposed to go on! And I missed my destination thanks to Google Maps!
Great app
by pizzapro on 2017/07/25 01:40
When lost my goto app
很好
by Dhjdgd on 2017/07/25 01:26
地圖很清晰
Caused a car accident
by Jehivgu on 2017/07/25 01:23
Tonight I used Google Maps instead of Waze or my cars navigation system which I normally use and it directed me to take a different route than usual. This route had me cross four lanes of traffic and I was t-boned. I should have never listened to Google maps and followed this unusual and dangerous path across heavy traffic!! I will be deleting this useless app after this review. Please be very careful about following Google!
Version 4.34 will not open on iPhone 7
by magical mark on 2017/07/25 01:17
This is a 5 star app. I updated to version 4.34 and now I can't open the app. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling. Please put the previous version back until the bug is fixed.
Explore around here needs major work
by F easy on 2017/07/25 01:06
Horrible ui
Was good but not now
by Avgperson on 2017/07/25 00:38
Used to be good but now doesn't always give you options for alternate routes. Shows red when no traffic and doesn't show red when there is traffic.
The Standard
by Sidewinderx on 2017/07/25 00:35
This is the standard by which all other map systems are judged.
Best map for sure!
by PJ730 on 2017/07/24 23:41
Great detail, great routing and great graphics
Fred's Towing
by PCFisher on 2017/07/24 23:08
Great service every time we need them!!! They have also done so much for Vance Co.
Love Google Maps
by kevbid on 2017/07/24 22:50
Use it all the time and I don't have to fold it when I'm done!
All time best
by Gabe5874 on 2017/07/24 22:46
Thanx to Karee for the best service ever. Friendly and positive staff all around. Love this place.
Easy to use
by raj1085 on 2017/07/24 22:42
Easy to use for going on the freeway, I like to use it before I leave my house to see how busy it is
Preferred map app
by Billy dee2 on 2017/07/24 22:23
This is my goto map app for all my "directions" needs. Best one I've found.
Google maps
by Smartlive on 2017/07/24 22:13
The best navigation app ever!!!
Better than iPhone maps
by Neiltii on 2017/07/24 22:12
Works far better than iPhone maps. Could be my service though. Works better than Wayz app when I had that as well...
Live it
by Taffyinpa on 2017/07/24 22:08
Makes it easy to find where I want to go
Google Maps FTW, just one more thing needed
by Ricacks on 2017/07/24 22:08
Love Google Maps and it hasn't failed me yet. The one thing I'd like to see is when you're given an alternate route while already driving, it should say how many more miles it would add or subtract. I was driving to Vegas and plotted my course before I left home. After driving for three hours, it found another route that would save me 10 minutes, so I took it. What it didn't tell me was it would add 30 miles to my trip. If I had known it would add that many miles, I would've eaten the 10 extra minutes and sat in traffic 😂
Horrible
by California_Boy01 on 2017/07/24 21:58
This app makes you take the longest turns just to get to your destination. It's not fast enough to tell you hey make sure you turn left in the next mile without having to be on the app itself. Horrible!
3D Touch Doesn't Work When Not in Ram
by Ategev on 2017/07/24 21:46
What happened?
Not even able to download update!
by Ray - Atlanta on 2017/07/24 21:16
I usually love this app, but for over a week it has been giving an error message about not being able to complete the update.
Lost?
by Dr Fred Bradley on 2017/07/24 20:16
Fantastic! It will not do truck routes, but now that I am retired, it doesn't matter.
Best of the bunch, but still needs refinement.
by PrometheusDXII on 2017/07/24 19:57
Outside of the random misdirected route from time to time it's great. Waze is slow on turns and you'll end up back tracking more. Apple maps doesn't work for many apps and also misdirects more frequently. So this is the drives choice in my opinion.
Best
by LeftLaneGent007.07106.10001 on 2017/07/24 19:45
An app that really does exactly what it's supposed to do in every way.
I wish I could give it no stars
by J😍😍😍😍😍 on 2017/07/24 18:39
Sent me all over the place
👍👍👍👍👍
by Heidifizzle on 2017/07/24 18:26
Better than iPhone Navigation and that's for certain
Thank You Margie
by moomom on 2017/07/24 15:59
Margie, the owner of Angel Fancy, has gone “above and beyond” when I have ordered items, not only in my position with the school district in Elmhurst but also personally. She has designed tshirts and mugs for the York High School Alumni recognition program, always providing items on time and beautifully done. This summer, Margie has again gone above and beyond, helping me with a tshirt design for a family reunion. She caught a design flaw and redesigned it to look 100 times better. She also went out of her way to assist me with an error that I made with the order. You will not be disappointed, she is amazing!
It Just Works
by doctanko on 2017/07/24 14:49
I love using it when I travel. It always get's me where I am going. Thanks use It Peace
Review
by Hooyman17 on 2017/07/24 14:33
His maps always comes in handy!
Fabulous app
by vjones35757 on 2017/07/24 13:57
We use app all the time. Occasionally it may take you the long route or miss the location by a smidge, but overalll great app!
Great but hate the new update
by EmilyRS on 2017/07/24 13:19
Hi! Google maps is great but just wanted to write to please request you change the "next direction" banner at the top back to how it used to be where you could swipe and see what was coming up. Now it's a drop down with tiny text and it's dangerous to try to read it to see what's coming up. Please change back, thank you!!!
Not Happy with new update
by VSukhi on 2017/07/24 12:46
Why did Google change the interface? I liked the fact I was going bottom-2-top on my phone regardless of direction. Now I go from top-2-bottom which is confusing. Or side-2-side which gives me limited details. Please change. I'm using other service meanwhile.
Easy Travel
by Google_Fan on 2017/07/24 12:17
Very helpful when heavy traffic, shows alternate faster route.
Love it
by Louweenie on 2017/07/24 09:53
So convenient and easy. Everything is right there, pics, hotels, restaurants.
Being banner swipe back and then 5 stars again
by Tistrouble on 2017/07/24 08:55
This went from 5 star worthy app to 1 star. The most useful option was being able to swipe the top banner to see your next turn. No other app had this feature. And now you don't either! Contact me when you do. I BEG YOU! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!
Bring back the direction swiping
by Shortym176 on 2017/07/24 04:33
New update lacks ability to see upcoming directions easily. The new design the direction summary list is small and difficult to read. The green-white color is not the easiest to read directions
Great map
by Gung Harry on 2017/07/24 04:04
Im always use it when going place i had never i visit it,realy help,
Please Fix
by EvanLO on 2017/07/24 03:46
I've used Google Maps for as long as I can remember. Until recently, it has brought me to the wrong location multiple times. It seems to occur when I get rerouted and then the location is totally off. Love maps but I currently cannot use it if it's leading me to the wrong place.
So much better
by Brain slipping on 2017/07/24 01:07
Wish I would not have waited to get this App. It is way better than the maps on my iPhone
great app BUT....
by Hotwireranch on 2017/07/24 00:57
I love this app as it shows roads, traffic easting establishments etc BUT.......... I sure wish that they would fix the glitch when you enlarge the map - the road names stay the exact same 'small' size. Us older people would sure appreciate it if the road names ENLARGED at the same rate as the map does. Pretty please.
Something is wrong
by Air Ned on 2017/07/24 00:14
This app has been great for the year or so I have been using it but recently it hasn't been re-directing me when I miss a turn. It just stops following me and I have to exit out of the app and back in and type in my destination again to refresh it. After I type the destination again instead of re-directing me it just tells me to turn back around and follow the original rouge instead of finding an alternative route. This is very annoying when there's no place to make a u-turn or turn around. I think this app needs updating.
Keeps me on point!!
by Missblaque on 2017/07/24 00:12
I'm enjoying it!!
Always updated.
by Jporter1219 on 2017/07/23 23:59
I have rarely found a road not on google maps. Probably never. Directions are most always accurate.
Need access to iOS Contacts
by KWhitey22 on 2017/07/23 23:21
Google seems to have removed the ability to see your iOS contacts in the app. Would be great to search someone's name and have their address come up if they are in your phone contacts
Please bring back route preview!
by Whatidontknow on 2017/07/23 21:55
I loved route preview! Please bring it back. I drive several times a week for work to various clients and I like to be able to see the route at various checkpoints.
Best app for Navigation, PERIOD
by EDM4LIFE92 on 2017/01/04 21:15
I absolutely love Google maps, way more than the joke of a maps app apple tried cramming down our throats back with the release of iOS 6. Don't get me wrong, the 3D flyover feature on Apple maps is nice to just browse around and kill some time, but if you want a proper navigation app with accurate and up to date business listings being the maps are constantly updated by users, this is hands down my all time favorite navigation app. Sure, Waze may have some useful features, but isn't always accurate with traffic conditions being those are updated by users, while googles traffic service uses your GPS data and uses your speed and the speed from other users around you to give you a pretty accurate speed and traffic function on Google Maps. Sure some may think that google using your GPS data is like spying on you, but they only use that bit of GPS data is to give up to date traffic conditions. It's not tracking where you walk or shop or get directions too, it just uses GPS data coming from your phone when moving at more than a brisk walking pace, so above 10+ MPH it's using your GPS Data for traffic. I love Google Maps, just wish they had a 3D setting like Apple maps does and like how Google earth has it, but they should incorporate that 3D city/building modeling abilities into standard Google Maps.
Very good, but missing a few important features.
by ggarness on 2012/12/26 17:45
Google maps is by far the most robust free mapping app for the iPhone. Google obviously has the best search algorithms. But they also seem to have the most complete POI database, the best traffic information, built in public transit and directions for cities, and of course street view to help you see what your destination looks like. The turn by turn instructions work very well and are about on par with Apple's. About the only thing that Apple Maps does better is hook into Siri for voice control, give you direct access to contacts, and give you a nice 3d mode for major metro areas. And that's what keeps Google Maps from five stars. Google obviously has no access to Siri unless Apple grants it to them but Google has had voice recognition in their search app for over two years so its absence here is very noticable here. And the lack of access to the phone contacts seems petty and manipulative on Google's part (they of course want you to upload that contact info to their servers so you can have access to it). Which is a demand that not only makes things more difficult than it has to be but it crosses a line in my opinion. Still, Google Maps is probably the mapping app you will find yourself using the most. And Google is usually pretty good about listening to customers so I hve no doubt voive control and contact access will be added at some point.
good with 3 exceptions
by Ken NYC on 2012/12/13 08:31
It's good. In most ways, it's better than Apple's Maps app, at least as of Dec 2012. It has public transit, and appears to be linked to google's full search results, which means it has a full database of businesses including office-type businesses, not just the retail stuff that Apple has borrowed from Yelp's datasets. For example, google's Maps can instantly find the Clinton Global Initiative in midtown Manhattan, and will provide extra info about it, but Apple's Maps cannot find it at all. And it's really nice that in NYC, you can overlay the subway system onto the map. The 3 negatives I've found so far: (1) The type and symbols are really tiny, and there's no preference for changing the size. So if you are even a little bit farsighted like I am or need glasses for reading, it's very hard to use the app -- even harder than iOS 5's Maps app. (Apple's new Maps app is much, much better in this regard, with preferences you can change.) (2) Google works REALLY hard to convince you to "sign in" so that they can link every move you make, and every directions search you ever type, to everything else in their databases about you. That's just creepy and gross. (3) A style note: the app doesn't present animated red push pins dropping down from the sky! You just get a bunch of static red dots. Bummer! (Note: you don't have to "sign in," not ever. You can hit the "X" or "Skip." But they try to make it look like you do.)
Good App,BUT...
by Grass4Mower7 on 2017/06/23 01:57
A few days ago I followed the directions given and ended up in a very dangerous situation on the side of a mountain. I was pulling a large fifth wheel trailer and the maps led us onto a road that would have required us to back up for 2-3 miles to get out. So, we pressed forward following the map up the mountain and all of a sudden we came to a switchback or hairpin turn in the road without any warning. Since there wasn't any way of turning around and no chance of backing up we pressed on. Then again without warning we came to another switchback in the road. By this time the grade on the road was greater than 6%; I estimated between 6 and 8%. This time trying to get around the corner required us put our lives and property at risk. We had to pile stones etc. in the ditch for the trailer tires to drive on and drove the truck way out within inches of the edge of the cliff to get around. The camper cleared the wall by about 3 inches. We ended up damaging the truck and camper making that turn! If we had been alerted to the kind of road we were going travel on we would have selected another route. Google Maps needs to either advise about roads like that before routing anyone down them or create a setting that allows for the vehicle type (trailers, campers, motor homes) and route them onto roads safe for travel. I hope Google does something about this before someone is injured or killed.
Works Well
by MF AZ on 2012/12/18 22:01
Google Maps works well and does everything you need it to do. I didn't find apple maps to be bat at all, though. Goolge Maps has many more businesses in its database so thats an advantage but every tome I added a business to my contacts and clicked to map it with Apple maps it seemed to add it to the Apple maps database and i know this because my friends could then find the business on their iPhones using Apple maps. Google maps doesn't seem to have 3D cities but thats really only a fun feature of Apple Maps anyway and not necessary to get from point A to point B. The one thing that is important for me is that Google maps talks through my car's bluetooth so the radio pauses and I hear directions over the stereo speakers. With Apple maps the voice directions are from the iPhone speaker which makes it hard to hear while driving, especially with the radio on. One disappointing thing with Google maps is that it doesn't work with Siri or contacts addresses since it doesn't have native integration. But that's not Google maps fault, it is more Apple's fault for not allowing Siri to integrate with non-native apps. If Apple maps worked over my bluetooth i would primarily use Apple Maps. But for now i will use Google Maps and hope for Siri and contact integration in the future.
Just okay.
by Sandy Amandie on 2014/07/03 23:07
Even though it's better than apple maps, since the update the app is significantly less functional. I use the navigation to go to well over 20 locations a day, and about 50% of the time at some point the app loses my location completely, jumping the locator arrow all over the place, even placing me in the middle of rivers and the ocean, unable to relocate for several minutes, often causing me to miss turns and become disoriented. Restarting the navigation does not refresh this problem, and closing out the app entirely and retyping my destination address isn't something I have the time or the attention to constantly do while driving on the road. I assume this is because the app now displays satellite images in real time while on the road, I realize you can switch this feature off, but when the navigation auto ends when I come within even a quarter mile of a house, the satellite imagery makes it possible just to see the actual location. Another significant problem with this app is that when I search for a location, even with a perfectly typed street address google automatically prefers to choose locations of the same address thousands of miles away. For example I am in florida, but often times results are displayed in Ohio and New York before anything in my area. After re-searching several times it gets the hint and pulls results from my area, but this is extremely nonsensical and inefficient. Still dissatisfied with this below potential app
Went Back To "WAZE"
by DocWithers on 2013/03/05 18:07
I'd been using "WAZE" for quite some time before Google maps came back out for the iPhone. Of course, when Google maps came out with the app I said "great! been waiting for this". However after using it for several days I quickly discovered that it didn't have the flexibility and features that WAZE has. For instance… While driving, WAZE will tell you that there are road hazards such as "ladder in the Far left lane in 1/4 mile" "car on the shoulder up ahead", "accident ahead", or even police presence ahead. There's no way Google maps does anything close to that. Additionally, I noticed that when Google maps tells you to take an exit, and you hear the last warning to take the exit, if it's a particularly long exit, say longer than usual then you won't hear the last take the exit warning until after you missed it!! WAZE on the other hand, has somehow compensated for this and it knows it and particular exit is longer than usual, and gives you the appropriate verbal cues before you miss it. Being a user driven program, WAZE also gives you current up-to-date information regarding road hazards through social aspect, In addition to a few fun features that help to reflect the users personality if here she wishes to use them. All in all, I'm 85% satisfied with Google maps, and 100% satisfied with WAZE.
Used to be much better
by ElizLeg on 2013/07/10 02:29
I drive for a living and often must depend on GPS to get me where I need to go. Lately, when I begin directions the voice doesn't speak at all, forcing me to constantly hold my phone in front of my face while I am driving. I drive a stick shift and this is not always possible for me; my car does not offer a convenient place for my phone to rest where I can also see the screen. When the voice does decide to speak, it often tells me to turn after I have already done so or tells me to exit after I have already done so. Many times, the map will continue on the route as I drive but the written instructions on the top (which are supposed to give you clues as to the next step to take) do not update. I have driven a complete trip with the top directions stuck on the first step, and no voice command to tell me where I am supposed to go. In the city in which I live, it is often difficult to discern on a tiny screen map which of the tiny back roads I am supposed to take to reach my destination. I have also found that these directions will reset if I shake my phone and send feedback, all of which I would have to do while also attempting to drive, as I am in the middle of my trip every time. I will have to use a different app until these problems are fixed. I have always been a die-hard Google Maps fan but it is beginning to put my safety in danger and I have seen no improvements despite my constant feedback.
Great map and directions plus business directory
by dfabs on 2014/11/06 20:40
It's good to have options, and Google maps is a strong map offering for iOS. There are lots of nice features, like transit directions, traffic view, street view, and "explore" to see nearby businesses. There is also some nice integration for Gmail users, for example if you have an upcoming event with an address included, Google maps will have the directions waiting for you via the blue directions button in the lower right hand side, also where bookmarks and history reside. The app gives lane guidance, a handy list view for directions (tap at the bottom during navigation), and an overview of the current route. Google maps doesn't have Apple Maps nice "live" lock-screen wallpaper of the map while navigating. Google maps is also optimized for one-handed use: double tap and hold, then slide your thumb up or down to zoom in and out. The New Google Maps is a sold map and navigation app for iPhone, with many strengths and pluses overall. For iOS there is not one king map app: users are best off trying out a few, and for each case different apps will do the job better or worse. Google is solid, though Apple Maps may work for some in other situations. The actual routing will vary depending on area.
Overall great, weird with neighborhood wifi and other suggestions
by kew2010 on 2017/07/17 23:19
I'm a huge fan of google maps. Love the integration of bike, walk and public transit! Here's what I wish the app for iPhone did/would do better: -Quick button access to drive home or work. I used the Google travel times widget and think that is incredibly helpful, but I think it could also be integrated into the app itself. Alternatively, I don't actually need to know how long it will take me to get to work, I just like the shortcut to open the app and navigate me home. Would it save battery life (and data) to offer a widget that just serves as shortcuts without travel times? -My neighborhood and city is covered by wifi. I like that my phone automatically connects securely to Xfinity wifi, but it leaves my Google maps confused and unable to provide a route. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but the best solution I've found is to turn off wifi while searching for routes, then remember to turn wifi back on when I reach my destination. -I'd like to be able to scroll through traffic at different times during a day on the app (like you can online). It is annoying when I search the distance/travel time to a place but realize the app is showing rush hour/real time that will not apply to when I want to start my drive on Saturday AM.
Recent update kills reliability
by Busboyrc on 2017/05/24 15:18
I am constantly having issues with this app when I've never had them before. I pretty much have to kill the app from the background and then open it at least twice before it starts working. My issues are just random freezing, it will find the destination and when you click start it will just hang one the overview of the route and doesn't zoom in to your location (but after killing it and opening again that same destination is in the recent places at least), constant rerouting issues, the voice guide will just either say the same thing like five times or will start rapping because she cuts herself off like "cont... cont... cont... cont... stay on us 101 for 5 miles... continue on the..." I will have issues with the sound saying it's muted and I can't enable it because iPhone volume is to low after turning it off silent and checking the sound is all the way up with the volume rocker and confirming it's all the way up from the quick menu by sliding up from the bottom of the screen and then left to see the music tab. I've also had issues with it not following me and then not showing a recenter button and if you don't notice this is happening then the voice guidance doesn't trigger so I'm often finding myself passing turns only to have a rap battle with her. I've never used apple maps and all my stuff is google but man this app is really trying me recently. Please for the love of all things holy fix these issues.
Glad to see this out for iOS again!
by Allen Oh on 2012/12/19 09:53
While I don't think the native iOS mapping app is as bad as people make it out to be, it has gotten me lost a couple of times (but just a couple, and to be fair, so has Google Maps). So I was glad to see Google Maps available again. I would still use Waze and even the native iOS app as my go to apps for a couple of reasons. Both allow me to search my contacts, which I do pretty often. Unless I've missed something, with Google Maps, I would have to get the address from my contacts list first, then put it into the search bar. This is a bit too complicated, especially if I'm driving. Which brings me to my next point. I use Siri A LOT when I'm driving, and Siri defaults (understandably) to the native iOS mapping app. I'd love to be able to tell Siri to "navigate me to my brother's house" (for example) and have her use Waze or Google Maps to do that, but as it is, iOS maps will remain my most commonly used navigation app. UPDATE: I have discovered that, while Google Maps does not integrate with Contacts, it does have integration, of sorts, with Cobook (another free app). You can click on your contact's address in Cobook, click on "Open in Google Maps," and then when the browser opens up, click on "Open in the Google Maps app." It's not an elegant solution, but it works.
Practical, Accurate, Perfect!
by Brittany Vigil on 2016/11/23 06:01
First off I live in Phoenix so my review is based mostly off of my usage there. However I was a flight attendant for some time and used maps in just about every US State, Canada, Mexico, Italy, and England, and Scotland and it will remain my #1 choice for navigation software. I've been using Google Maps since Google decided to start mapping! It was a godsend when things like MapQuest were the only services available and has only gotten better over time. I love how seamlessly it integrates with websites, apps, programs, and software across a number of different industries. It is available on every platform which I know to be in existence and is useful for just about any purpose, whether it's looking up an address, locating a business, acquiring directions, determining route times by method of transportation (in my city it even offers Uber or Lyft rates), sharing information, researching the surrounding area of a location using street view, or simply checking out the terrain for a hike or a bike ride. They do it all, they do it accurately and effectively. But most importantly they do it safely (i.e. there is no option to take your eyes off the road to let fellow drivers know there is a cop monitoring your speed).
Serious bugs that could cause accidents while driving
by Why am I being forced to use a nickname? on 2013/11/23 23:15
I first tested this out around my neighborhood and it seemed to work fine, so I decided to use it on my trip from NYC to Philly. BIG MISTAKE. About halfway into the drive, it suddenly directed me to get off at the next exit making me do quick merges from the middle lane to the right lane and the off ramp. Then it took me onto another highway and directed me back onto the first highway. At that point, it repeated itself. If I kept following, I would have just been going in circles. I had to pull off onto the local roads and I just used Apple Maps on my iPhone. Coming back home, I wanted to stop by a shopping center. I tried using Google Maps again and directed me to the wrong location about twenty minutes out of my way. Also, directions would change or suddenly disappear from the list view. Example: Going back home, I knew the general direction so I didn't bother using the app but I did use it to search for directions just to see what it would say. It showed the Belt Parkway, which is the route I wanted, but once I drove to that point, the directions changed and said to take the BQ Expressway, which is completely different. So this app is only useful if you're already familiar with the area, which defeats its purpose.
Tired of being ____ed over by Google
by CaitxD on 2016/05/28 03:06
I used to use google maps all the time, since it used to be great, but it's been nothing but frustrating lately. Today, for example, I put together an itinerary for a trip from Huntsville, AL, to Savannah, GA, WITHOUT going through Atlanta. I went through painstaking detail to ensure I would go down through Newnan and miss Atlanta all together. Sent it to my phone using googles nifty little feature and hit "go" on my phone. The SECOND I left the parking garage, it rerouted me through Atlanta, so I pulled over and tried getting my old route back but since I wasn't in the garage I could only "look" at it, couldn't use it for GPS. Okay... I try my best to get it to do my route but to no avail. All daylong I fought with it to take me on the route I selected but it absolutely INSISTED on taking me to Atlanta. I gave up once I hit the GA border on US 20 and switched to apple maps, it offered a non Atlanta route (which google STILL WASN'T DOING) and never once tried to reroute me, even when I stopped multiple times. If I ****ing sent a route to my phone, Google, don't you think I want to use that route even if it's 20 minutes longer? (Oh the horror, 7:10 instead of 6:50) This isn't waze you shouldn't be rerouting me every seven seconds to the "fastest" route when I deliberately picked a specific route. I'm uninstalling Google maps, I'm tired of feeling abandoned by my GPS. I'd just buy a freaking paper map if they still made good ones.
Unexplained grey screen cover
by Puggirl415 on 2014/01/30 17:07
I've been using google maps for my job which requires precise directions to many addresses throughout the work day. In the past I felt the app worked adequately on my phone and I never thought about looking for something better. Recently, in the past week this app has been acting up in ways I can't handle. First, despite living in a city with pretty good coverage the app is slow to load and slow to give route options. Then I noticed recently that it was not giving directions as I was driving and got stuck on directions for streets and turns I'd already passed. I deleted the app and reloaded it. I also turned my phone off and on to reset everything. Now today I searched for an address and a grey semi translucent screen covered my results. It indicated that I could swipe up to remove it or tap it to do so. Neither action worked and I could not see the map for quick glances as I listen to turn by turn voice directions. It is very helpful to be able to see that your upcoming turn is to the right b4 the voice tells you so you can get across several lanes of traffic if you need to. I dread using this app now in case I get this screen and can't get rid of it. Please fix this and I can fix this review. Google don't stress me out while driving and don't make me distracted while driving as I try to fix this stupid unexplained screen.
"Check your network connection and try again."
by mechanesthesia on 2016/08/13 00:00
I have reported this error more times that I can count, but it seems like they are falling on deaf ears since I've had this issue since April. I’ve also attempted reaching out to the “Google Maps Help Forum.” It was working just fine with the update on July 25th. But with the last update from August 8th, it went back to the same problem. It seems whatever was fixed got unfixed with the last update. When I tap on one of my placemarker icons from my "My Maps" layers, I keep getting this error: "Check your network connection and try again." This error message is misleading because my network connection has never been an issue and I can use the rest of the Maps app and other apps just fine. Closing and re-opening the place layer doesn't work. Closing and re-opening the app doesn't work. The only thing that works is to delete the app and download it again or to clear application data. The problem is that this is a very persistent bug, so it only will only work fine temporarily until I get the same error messages again, and have to clear my cache again. Typically it will work okay for a few properties... by the time I got to a third or fourth property, it will happen again. This is very frustrating and makes the feature of the app practically unusable. I use Google MyMaps daily for my job since I’m out on the road and it’s critical for me to have this working.
A great GPS for the walking tourist
by DallasClubGuy on 2013/09/14 17:25
I recently paid Florence Italy a visit. This was my third visit over a period of 50 years. My first visit as a student, I was completely lost. My safety net was taxi cabs. Just give them an address and presto, you get to your desired destination. To keep the fare high, often I was taken for an extended ride prior to being delivered to my desired address. Nine years ago, a map did the trick. Of course I failed to bring a compass, so getting turned around was pretty easy. Over the days of my visit, I figure I walked about 40 miles. That was 30 that were necessary to get where I was going and the additional 10 miles of wasted walking in the wrong direction. I'm proud to say I never needed a taxi to put me back on tract. Today with my iPhone and iPad with Google Maps, I know where I am at all times and have no problem getting to where I want to go. Me, I'm the big blue dot. My walking directions are the string of little blue dots. As I walk, I eat the the little dots and never waste a step. From where I am to where I want to go with no stress. I was able to see more and enjoy it all the way without the worry of feeling lost. I will never travel again without Google maps.
Street view/photo sphere integration
by RussellC. on 2016/05/11 07:07
Would be nice to be able to see photo spheres that people have uploaded when you search for a place. Sure you could just go over to the Street View app and see them, but the search in Street View just isn't like Google Maps search. Google Maps will present a bar with street view when you search for a place, but as far as I can tell, there's no ability to see any of the individually uploaded photo spheres. Even if you search for a restaurant or some store and it has pictures, no photo spheres are included even if there is actually a photo sphere associated with that location. There's plenty of photo spheres that are up close and personal with locations that aren't even available to be seen when you search for the location. And it's simply because photo spheres aren't included into any part of Google Maps. I don't understand why street view can cross over into google maps but photo spheres can't. Also, Street View needs a search that's more like Google Maps. Really though, both apps need to be more like each other, which is kind of why I don't understand why they don't just merge. Photo spheres should have been left as its own app to focus on photo spheres without the clutter of street view. And Google Maps should be all encompassing.
Google Deserves More Credit
by Kaine Lawson on 2015/06/16 06:07
I have always used Google Maps for as long as I can remember. Millions of people use it every second on a daily basis. The education system uses it for geographical leaning purposes and companies use it to route logistics. I have watched Google flourish over the past decade. I am a Software Engineer and I truly adorn Google. They have the brightest minds (excluding myself 😊) working on the latest innovations. Their programming, design, functionality, fluid, and all of the above is to adorn. People take Google, Inc. for granted. The company has been a Huge influence in the whole technology industry, in innovation and especially security. When I read about a security flaw in TLS once again, Google is the first to find a solution and fix it while other companies lag for weeks. It amazes me, all of their services and how they interact so flawlessly. People complain about how they collect data, but if you live anywhere in the world that has an Internet connection, you are being tracked in everything you do through that Internet connection wether you use Google or not. Everyone, I hope you enjoy your Google Services as much as I do. Thanks Google, Inc. , - Clinton Lawson.
Generally reliable, with two caveats
by cocamojoe82 on 2016/08/27 07:44
Yes, this app generally gives accurate directions. However, what is with this godawfully obnoxious tendency to route to the rear of virtually any given address that I type in? Also, in my city, the elevations range from about 600' to a little bit over 1,300'. As if the windy and steep roadways weren't crazy enough, throw in several tunnels for good measure, and just to round out the equation. For some reason, Google Maps gets stupidly confused if an address is for a street that is on the mountaintop, direct above the tunnel. Routinely, rather than navigate me to summit where the actual address is located, it instead directs me to enter the tunnel, telling me that the destination is in the middle of the tunnel. The tunnel problem is unique to my city, but is clearly fixable, as Apple Maps doesn't have the same problem. Also, the problem with directing to the rear of any given address is not unique to my city or even my country. While in Prague last Fall, my walking routes, navigated via Google Maps here, were routinely directed to the rear of the address. Seriously, what gives? I'm clearly not the only person who's complained about some of these issues; and, you clearly have some of the smartest computer programmers in the world working for you. Why are these still an issue?
Wow Great Maps app
by Pnmerk on 2012/12/13 18:21
so I downloaded this app for my iPhone 3GS and wow it works great the app is clean and simple and well made. there is no voice search or dictation yet that I could find and I dont know how to get in street view yet. I took it for a spin and it was acurate and well its the best GPS app from the ones I have tested like Navigon,Tomtom,apples own maps and waze if this is version 1 i cant wait to see the improvements I havent tested with other apps running in the background like pandora or the podcast app so that will be next on my list but first looks this app is a must have winner now watch it get to the top 25 list in no time 2nd look I lowered from 5 stars to 4 stars when I did a side by side comparison with apple maps using my wifes iPhone 5 and my 3 GS apple maps was more elegant and acurate for some reason the google maps app was not as acurate as the apple maps and the voice cues stoped after the first one so I did not get voiced instrucctions for the rest of my trip they bouth provided the same rout and they bouth knew that i live in a one way street something my magellan GPS still cant figure out I still intend to test it in the iphone 5 just that the apple maps seemd better looking and more streamlined so more to come I guess
Excellent Service
by Blazmfwd on 2014/09/15 18:34
I have to say this doesn't happen too often. When someone goes beyond the call of duty to service a customer. Scott, the manager at the Ware, MA Advanced Auto did just that today. I went there because I was having problems with my battery and my car starting. There is no feeling worse in the world when your car does not start and it becomes undependable. They diagnosed my battery and I needed a new battery. When you purchase a battery from the store they will put it in free of charge. Well my battery was not so easy to remove, the terminal was stripped and Scott spent two hours trying to get the battery out to put the new one in. He never complained, apologized it was taking so long, and got the new battery in. He could have gave up after a few minutes and said "listen I can't help you, you need a mechanic" but he didn't, he hung in there and tried every tool possible to get off the stripped terminal and get off my battery. People like Scott understand great service. Advanced auto should be very grateful they have him as an employee. Thank you Scott ! thank you for your dedication to the customer and helping me in my time if need.
Senior Lady
by Fouchizzle49 on 2016/12/12 14:05
No more paper maps that you can't easily read! Best navigation tool. Directs you the best and quickest way to your destination. Includes options to locate hotels, restaurants, and points of interest. Perfect for the lone driver. I used it for the time on a cross country trip. The audio commands were amazing, allowing plenty of time to maneuver through traffic. It even announced estimated time of arrival, how many miles you will travel on a particular highway, and tragic delays, including accidents. Once I arrived at my destination, I used it every time when driving locally. I cannot say enough about this app. It makes your driving experience easier and enjoyable. I suggest using the Google app as well. Your voice commands makes it convenient for hands free driving. For the backseat driver, relax, be confident with this app that your driver will get you to your destination. I missed my exit one time and ended up in a downtown college area that was under construction. No problem. Google maps is up to date, and I was easily directed through the area in a timely manner, and back on the road again. KUDOS to Google. I never leave home without it!
An absolute must have for iPhone 4 & Previous Editions
by F360racer on 2012/12/25 09:07
A lot of the critical reviews I have read are obviously written by iPhone 4S and 5 owners that have full use of the new apple nav app. Google maps is by far the better app than Apple's. First of all my iPhone 4 now has turn by turn navigation in a very easy to use app. It takes a few tries to "find" all the features but so far it has been very accurate and easy to use. I did not have this option or feature with a iPhone 4. I was almost ready to buy the $50 app from the maker of Apple's new nav app as I use them with a dedicated nav device for several years with good success. I have read review after review on nav apps for some time with no clear winner. Until now. I was so excited when I heard about iOS 6 and the new apple maps and turn by turn navigation was finally featured in a native apple app. Wrong! T by T only worked with iPhone 4S's and newer. Plus the now native app was very problematic and unreliable in my area in Seattle, WA. Equally poor in a Phoenix, AZ to San Diego, CA and back trip. For example app couldn't find my hotel on hotel circle in SD. Not anymore... now I have Google Maps to the rescue.
Where did my home go?!
by HAK1 on 2014/05/25 12:39
I love this app...when it works! In fact, Google Maps had become preferable to the OEM navigation system in my Infiniti. However, two problems have made the app intolerable. First, my home seems to no longer exist. My home address has alway been preprogrammed and the app worked without any issues. Unfortunately, the app no longer seems to recognize my home address and simply says "cannot find location" when I select Home or enter my home address (and no, there hasn't been a change to my address or the neighborhood in years!). The only way to choose my home would be to find it on a map and drop a pin. This seems to have happened only since the recent update, so hopefully it will be addressed. Until it is addressed, I really can't use the app. The other problem relates to Bluetooth. When giving voice guidance, the app switches from the radio to voice guidance and "holds my Bluetooth connection" for 10-15 seconds after each instruction is given. So if I'm listening to the radio, a song is interrupted for some 20 seconds every time an instruction is announced. This renders the the voice guidance feature almost intolerable. I really want to love the app again, but will not be able to, until these issues are addressed. I never thought I'd be pining for Apple Maps.
Great app better than Apple maps syncs with Google maps on computer
by Jay steez on 2015/08/07 13:40
I love this review I go to google maps on my computer enter the trip details and it tells me how long via certain routes but the best part is since I registered my account to both google applications I load up Google and the trip I planned on my desktop is already input and I just click start navigation. It shows traffic which is awesome and I can mute it if I want to listen to music and kind of already know where I'm generally going but that way I just peek at my phone for a second see drive 10 miles then mute it. Great app use it 5 times a week easily and I don't have a job so i love it so much I use it sometimes even when I know where I'm going because traffic and times Etc Overall best part is enter direction on google maps on ur computer (while signed into ur gmail) then open the app login ( it doesn't log me out so I only have to enter it once ) so I basically open the app with my directions already in place. Avoids having to be using ur phone while driving and having t to enter details which is easier to enter anyway from a keyboard 5 stars love it
Would not go without, wish they had a desktop app by Google.
by Readal on 2017/02/21 16:43
I would not go without this best mapping program. My only gripe is Google not having a Desktop PC app, made by google and not a third party. Since digital maps came out I have used Google-maps 95% of the time. The other 5% is when like IPhone or Ipad automatically opens in Apples-maps. Wish I could change the default mapping app, on iPhone and iPad to Google Maps app so I wouldn't have to copy and paste the address of my next meeting address into Google maps from my calendar app instead of just tapping the address and it going to the google maps app by default. When you pay as much as you do for the iPhone and iPad you should be able to use it like you want and not be forced. I am a Windows person and wish that the windows phone would become popular so that the people who build all these wonderful apps would make them for the windows phone. There is so much more you can do with Windows so why is it that Mac PC's are more expensive??? Never did get that. They must think they themselves are worth all that extra money and take it from you. Unbelievable!!!!
I only wish it was still native rather than 3rd party
by FireFishMike on 2012/12/14 21:42
I love the new Google maps application. However, since it is no longer natively integrated into iOS, something like asking Siri for directions will still use the Apple Maps core technology, which bothers me. Google nailed it from day one with their map technology. The fact that Apple pulled the plug on it seemed completely illogical. I understand the reasoning behind why they did it, but they should've had a viable backup plan before doing what they did. I just wish that I could benefit from Google's map technology in other areas of the phone such as in the reminders app, when I want to be reminded of something when I arrive or leave a certain location. As it is now, whenever I say "remind me to do ... when I get home", The Apple mapping technology is so bad that it cannot process my home address. It actually thinks that I live on the street that is a completely different tone. Of course I never had such problems when Google maps was integrated. So in a nutshell, I really wish that Apple would've somehow allowed Google to integrate this map app Into other key fundamental areas of the iPhone, which Apple is notoriously known for not allowing.
Good app but BAD update
by Badupdatebad on 2015/10/17 03:38
Google maps is still the best choice out there, but the last update (4.11) was a step in the wrong direction. A new to/from/mode of travel box now crowds the top half of the route overview screen. In the past I could glance at the route and maybe zoom in on my destination to know exactly where I was going. Fast, easy, safe. As an emergency worker I don't want to be forced into a step by step sequence that keeps my head buried in the app and frequently doesn't update as fast as I'm moving. Buses and subways don't run to most of my destinations, so I don't need to rapidly change mode of travel. Boxes to change to one's starting point and mode of travel are best left in an unobtrusive menu. These new changes to the interface added nothing but they seriously impaired the ability to use the app for route overview. Other improvements I keep hoping for are adjustable or increased font size and a local option. If the last 50 destinations I entered were in my city, why does google give me a street six states away that sounds similar to a local one I'm looking for? (Voice search seems to completely ignore any local preference...) Here's hoping that Google can fix these issues and keep making its map app better.
Awesome Experience
by Tricey81 on 2017/05/05 23:57
Jayme is an awesome sales person at Reeds. She knew exactly what I was looking for without even knowing. Mind you I have walked in this store a hundred times not finding what I desired and end up not purchasing anything and she's always was patient and kind. I was looking for something for my mother's anniversary death, a piece of jewelry that I can look at and remember the love between a mother and daughter never dies but live on FOREVER. As I waited for her awesome boss Jo-Jo cleaned my pandora bracelet I began to converse with Jayme. We discovered we had something in common, which is the worse type of pain one could ever endure, which is the loss of a mother. Jayme has lost both parents, and I will pray her strength continues. On the other hand. Jayme stated, "let me show you something, that I know your going to like." Mind you I didn't ask her anything but what I knew I already desired. It was two hearts that had "mother" and "daughter" on one side and "Your Are Always in My Heart" on the other side. PERFECT!!! Exactly what I been desiring for almost a year now. Nothing say something special when it have meaning. Her boss was just as awesome and helpful. ❤️❤️❤️
Not as easy to use
by fhpotravel on 2015/02/18 22:35
Just updated Gmaps, and frustrated already. This is first app review I have ever written. As full time nomad, I used the app *all* the time to get mileage between points as well as looking at different route options. Just looked at Bay Area to San Diego, only have I5 route so that was useless. Tried routing thru towns along the 101 route and all I get is ads for hotels etc. Trip Advisor is my go-to for that information, backed up by Google search...I need access to quick reliable routing info on a map app. Google, please keep giving us useful features and keep the ads to a minimum on the map app. My hunt for replacement starts now. UPDATE: I was just made a half hour late for appointment. As I followed voice commands for the last stretch to reach my destination, Google gave me three contradictory instructions within 10 seconds. I had already proceeded based upon the first instruction. When I pulled over to check my location on the map, the app froze. I had several more problems with Google Maps, and gave up. Since my initial report, I have come to *never* rely on this app, because it so often does not accurately find me, freezes up, or directions are so off the wall as to be comical. No, it doesn't happen all the time, but enough to be disappointed because it was so good for so long.
While its better than apple maps, it's not perfect
by ddong2lee on 2012/12/15 16:30
It's definitely better than apple maps for my area. It's more accurate especially with points of interests and landmarks. However, it's not perfect. 1. It's missing the reroute function. What happens when a traffic jam occurs out of nowhere and need to reroute? 2. No night mode. While its not the worst thing in the world, to have this screen light up the whole top dash during night driving is not good. 3. The font is smaller than other maps like waze and apple maps during navigation. So it's hard to read at times. 4. Traffic layer disappears when you start navigation. I like to see if I'm stuck in traffic while using the navigation to see how far the traffic is especially if I want to reroute. But maybe since there's no reroute function, they decided to leave this out as well. 5. no integration with contacts. Swriously? thought this would be a no brainer. This is not going to be my go-to-navi. Still sticking with waze as I need the reroute function, the traffic layer, and being able to see alerts like red light camera and police locations. While google maps is still in beta mode, lots of things need to be added for me to come back to it. It's disappointing.
Has several issues
by By c# software developer on 2016/06/05 16:43
1) If you plan a COTA bus before the buses start running for the day, Google maps reports THE LAST bus travel times for the previous day! any bus planning AFTER the buses start running for the day Google maps is accurate. I think there is a bug in how dates are handled before the buses start running for the day. If a route is planned after the buses start running for the day, Google maps works correctly however there are also missing points for traveling by bus that were there. There is. Quality Control issue here. 2) Google does not work well routing a walk in cities like New York or Minneapolis. In New York, it gets caught in a loop and can't figure it's way around; the locals in NY said Apple Maps work better in their city than Google Maps and they are right! in Mini, where walking and biking is popular it favors auto roadways and it routes walks and bike rides that much longer or not practical I think it would better to have the routing broken into several different databases by travel type instead of one big pile of data the way it is now. In its current form it is best used for driving. Having this abstraction would enable safer and better use of travel mapping when not using a car.
I Like It!!!
by Ben1121(&: on 2013/07/26 18:54
Love the new Google Maps app, an improvement over the old one. The voice driving directions have me preferentially using this app over Waze or the horrendous Apple Maps. In general, I'm not a fan of Apple products as they are WAY overpriced but very poorly engineered. So, I am glad that Google offered an alternative. The only gripe I have with it is it IS a driving map, so whoever did the layout needs to keep in mind that text should be bigger and using a coloring scheme that makes it easier to read this text. That's why I took away one star. We are after all trying to drive and navigate simultaneously. Less time spent looking at the app makes it safer for everyone. The other thing, and this is no fault of Google, is the lousy iOS. Even as I type this review, the wrong letters are being selected for me and for some annoying reason, my cursor jumps to a different part of the text entry screen as I type. Also, the "Submit" button was just clicked on for me even though my fingers where nowhere on the screen. So, you can imagine how inconvenient and potentially dangerous it is to try to manipulate the app while the iOS takes a dump (constantly!).
Does not save last view
by RedElmo on 2012/12/15 01:45
Google Maps may have a better searching function or better 3D view but this app does not save my last settings. I need it to save my last view. Normally I like to check traffic between point A and point B (for example, LAX to Disneyland) and I need a overview of that traffic. The old Google Maps, even Apple Maps saves my last view so everytime I open it I can see the traffic between LAX and Disneyland without having to do anything. The new Google Maps always defaults to my current Location. and I have to spend time typing in LAX and Disneyland just to see the overview of the traffic, it takes too much effort. It doesnt even have a history of the last directions I've searched. I have to type in LAX then type in Disneyland. At least a minimum have a saved last search of previous dirving directions so it only takes one click to see that overview of a certain area. And I HATE that you have to sign in. Why does every company think signing into an account is the way to go. Let me save the searches locally on the phone. I dont need it to show me what i searched on the computer. they are totally different and are used for separate purposes The old google maps before iOS 6 is the BEST! it does and saves everything properly. lets me see full screen with out the bars on top and bottom interfering
Worked like a charm
by satanicsyndrome666 on 2014/05/07 21:02
Don't know what some of the complaints are, but I ran this map app today for the first time on my trip to jersey, and it just worked, something apple's own maps just doesn't do anymore. This app lets you know when to look for turns a good portion before the turn or split in the road comes up, whereas on apple maps, you're doomed if you missed that alert within the 10 seconds of the turn. Landmarks seem to pop up automatically as you type them, just like in google search engine. You can zoom in and out as you are following a gps route in process (can't do that on apple maps). Plus a ton of other very useful features I won't list since I can be sit here all day and probably find a hundred reasons to use this maps app over the native apple iOS one. At this point is suggest to just get the google maps and try it out for yourself. It's that freakin good. Sorry apple, but your maps just don't compare at this point. I haven't used google maps since it was a native app on iOS4, but now that I gave it a test run with stellar results, this is my go to maps app.
Changes Route in the Middle of Driving without Audible Warning
by googlelikestimhortons on 2015/01/16 23:53
I am very dissatisfied with the last update. Took a trip on January 1, 2015 from Massachusetts to Michigan and selected the route that would NOT take us through Canada. Note to google maps - the fastest route is not always the fastest! We did not want to go through Canada and have to wait at customs. We knew what we were doing. SEVERAL TIMES the app changed our route and started to lead us to Canada. I finally saw it in action - a message pops up on the screen with no audio alert “a faster route has been found” and a timer starts that, if you do nothing, will AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE YOUR ROUTE. Do you have any idea how frustrating that is?? Normal people do not stare at their phones while they drive, they listen to the audio commands and look at the phone when things are confusing. At a minimum, this feature needs to give you an audio alert that says the same thing the popup does. I would also recommend the default option NOT be to switch to a different route than the user selected. On the way home we ended up turning google maps off after more of the same rerouting and just went by a printout we made at home. Sad in the information age to be missing the paper atlas.
Google Maps is now the worst nav app
by MartyLK on 2014/10/25 23:00
I've used Google Maps for a long time and relied on it to get me around cities safely. And it used to. In the older version of GM (v. 6), I was able to navigate to a saved location with a single tap on the screen. I would have the app launched and simply swipe right to show all of my saved locations (searched for on the computer and starred to automactically show up in the GM app) and tap the one I needed. GM would immediately begin voice navigation without any further input. And this made for much safer travelling. Minimal time interfacing with the display while driving down the road. That was then, this is now. In v. 7 of GM, they made the interface much more complex and convoluted. There are now a minimum of 6 screen taps to begin a "saved location" navigation. And this is after laucnhing the app and swiping to show your saved locations. There's actually one additional tap of the screen if after swiping your saved locations into view, one of the three showing isn't the one you want. Right now, Nokia's Here Drive is currently the least complex navigation app available for a smartphone or tablet system. There's less interface attention needed, making it the safest navigation app for use while driving.
Finally, Night Mode!
by GPatrick on 2015/08/08 02:00
I am very excited and even relieved that you have finally included a night mode to the iOS app–seriously, it’s a godsend. All around, this is a wonderful app, but there are a few features that are missing. One is the ability to search along my current route; I believe Waze has this, and I know the Road Trippers app does. As another user, bmdelaune, mentioned, having to exit my current navigation and manually search (via voice or typing) and then manually re-route or still manually re-search my original destination and “resume”navigation is inefficient and dangerous. Another feature you actually had included in a past update, but it no longer works without Location History turned on: being able to choose “Home” or “Work” from the “Choose your Starting/Ending Location” drop-down on the directions screen. I do not want Location History to be on, and having to type out my home address every time I’m trying to map out transit directions for later while away from home is greatly annoying. Please fix this! Otherwise, keep up the good work, Google.
Visual trip planner
by TR298264 on 2016/09/28 21:46
Google maps is my go-to app before I set off into the wild blue yonder. Before I actually get on the road, I like being able to press and hold highway intersections on my trip, then tap the photo. It is very helpful to be able to view the road as if I'm in the car. You can see which lane you need to be in before you're going 60 mph. Also nice to view the surroundings, churches, stores etc. to recognize when you're coming up on a turn, or viewing a destination. My 4th generation iPad and iPhone 5S work just fine for all the things I've used so far. Getting around the app is a little difficult though because symbols are used rather than words. Examples, 3 dots, a triangle, 3 lines, a dot inside a circle, a star...but I'm learning. A few words might be helpful though. I still have difficulty finding my favorites from the top page. I think it's the best map app out there. The verbal directions are great while I'm driving down the road. But I use that sparingly because it uses a lot of data and batteries, like all the other map apps.
Getting Lost... NOW
by RS203618 on 2017/05/15 08:59
I used to depend on Google maps. I can't any longer because it tells me to make a turn when it's obvious that making that turn would cause me a fatal car accident. As a sidebar making that turn would cost for me to get a moving violation ticket which in New York City is a minimum of $185 to start because when you're stopped for a traffic infraction in New York City the police will normally try to find something else that they feel is "wrong" And give you an additional ticket or tickets so that they could make their monthly quota. Now mind you it took 40 years for the New York police to even admit that they have quarters each and every month to give tickets because for 40 years they deny that. So now I must actually have a back up to the Google maps and a back up to that to ensure that I'm making the right turn and going the right rate of speed because either the sign so wrong according to the police or my speedometer is not accurate or so they say. Please, for heaven sake, update Google Maps so that it really does use the GPS in the sky so that it does not tell me to make a left turn when I can't make a left turn because that would either caused me to die and at least of wall give me a ticket that if I don't pay the five to $700 I lose my driving privileges.
Accurate navigation but improvements needed
by gposternak on 2015/09/04 11:42
When Google Maps was part of an iOS, we were able to access iPhone Contact list and choose the destination address from there. I hope this feature will be available in the new Google Maps App. Or, when I "Search" for an address, make Google Maps App look in iPhone Contacs first so when I type "Madison", it shows "Madison Anthony" from my contacts first and then "Madison Square Garden" and "Madison Avenue". Also, when Google Maps was part of an iOS, we were able to quickly access "resent" destinations. I hope that feature also will be available in the new Google Maps App. I also have a suggestion of being able to choose "Drive back using the same route", so when I drove from point A to point B and was NOT following the suggested directions because I knew a shortcut or I had to make an intermediate stop to drop off my shirts at the dry cleaners, I want be able to drive back from point B to point A using the same shortcuts and not forget to pick up my stuff from the shop.
Airrosti is amazing
by JLC TEXAS on 2017/04/17 01:33
Looking to permanently get rid of your aches and pains... Airrosti is the answer! Repetitive sports injuries, muscle soreness, acute and/or chronic pain from sitting at a desk or workstation, you must schedule an appointment with Airrosti's Dr. Friendt. He has treated and fixed my multiple running injuries, upper and lower back pain, as well as all of my muscle stiffness/issues caused from sitting at my desk for 10-12 hours a day. Dr. Friendt and his team are amazing, I'm forever grateful to my friend whom referred me to this group of doctors. I typically do not like going to see a doctor as they push pills, some have terrible bedside manners, and they never actually determine what is causing the problem. I've been told to take RX mess and stop exercising, which is difficult considering I love to run. Airrosti won't prescribe, they will treat, determine what/where the issue is stemming from, what will prevent it from reoccurring, and what exercises you'll need to do to stop it from coming back. This is how I'm able to continue doing the activities I enjoy... running, biking, working out and without pain.
Indispensable app, use regularly
by Rokhugr on 2015/01/10 19:58
Not complicated, better than the map app that came on my iPhone. I use maps while driving and the satellite image and terrain while hiking. I haven't had any routing issues but I don't blindly follow map apps either, if I prefer a different route then I just take it and let the app reroute. I travel 100% of the time for work, and the roads always seem pretty up to date. The sat image is 'relatively' up to date, and there's no rectification issues in the topo drape, at least in the US. Everything lines up well. I have only found one mistake in the road map and submitted to Google, it was fixed in a few weeks. I download maps to my phone prior to traveling internationally and that's priceless when you are avoiding international charges but can't read the road signs! Seriously, that has saved my b*tt. If Google would just add more searchable geographic feature names, or some coordinate grids/locations (lat, long? T and R?) to the 'terrain' it would be perfect in every way :) Actually if there was a geology layer too. I have other apps for those things but it would be nice if it was all in one place...
Great app
by ackbarman on 2013/05/19 22:55
***Update*** To those complaining it can't access your contacts that is Apples fault not Googles. Apple does not allow Google to access the contacts on your phone. Don't give a one star review because of something completely out of Googles control. First off I am constantly surprised at how childish people are. Don't give this app 1 star because they haven't released the iPad app, that won't make it come any faster. It will come one day. This is superior to Apple maps in every single way. The navigation is fast and reliable, the search is useful and comes up with real results (unlike apple maps). I wish they could integrate this with the native iOS API but Apple will never allow that. The only missing feature I see so far is no my places when you are logged in. Hopefully they add that in. People do need to understand that there are many features Google would like to add but Apple does not allow Google to add certain features, if there is a feature missing its most likely Apples fault. Do a little research on the IOS sdk before you get mad.
If I could give ZERO starts I would
by YouguyshVebgottobekiddingme on 2017/07/10 06:04
This app has caused me so many issues!!! Im a college student going to school out of state so I dont know the area very well and depend on maps to get around, maybe its just me but my app has been so buggy!! I will literally be on the freeway and it will suddenly say Im somewhere Im not and start re-routing directions based on where it thinks I am even though its somewhere not even close to my actual location, and thusforth I get flustered and end up either missing an exit waiting for it to go back to normal or have to pull over on a busy freeway to use a different maps app! I love google maps but twice now when I've gone to use it, it bugs out in the middle of a trip. I was driving to a car dealership with an hour till I had to be at work, on the way back from the dealership it made me take incorrect exits and caused me to ultimately be late for my shift!!! And the 2nd time I had told someone I was gonna be somewhere at a specific time, and because it bugged out (SURPRISE) I ended up being 20 minutes later than I originally intended. Its very frustrating when you're in the middle of a trip and it bugs out and cant properly track your location and keeps re-routing ever 2 seconds even though you're on the same route/didnt change. NEVER AGAIN.
Not better than the original Google maps.
by ajlajl on 2013/01/01 04:31
Apple maps has been such an utter debacle that this Google maps app had to be highly rated by comparison. I never upgraded from OS5, having been given a heads up from my husband on how badly Apple maps was performing and have really had the chance to really compare the new app to the original. As welcome as the new turn by turn directions are, this maps app is overall much poorer navigation tool than the original. I find navigating the app awkward as the buttons are not intuitive and the new maps app lacks many of the amazing features of the original such as traffic overviews and public transport and walking directions, both which were highly informational and helpful in making decisions. The whole new interface I find awkward to use and it doesn't give me the information I seek. For me, this is one clear instance where the successor is worse than the predecessor. I'm sure if I was subjected to the horror to Apple maps for the past few months, I would consider this app a godsend. But I'm still on the original Google maps and the original is overall WAY better. Please bring back the features and interface of the original. Newer is not always better!
great app!
by thinkdriver8 on 2014/08/03 14:03
I travel fairly frequently and this is my default app for navigation, planning, and finding local amenities (restaurants, pharmacy, grocery, etc.). Love the turn-by-turn navigation in the car. Two suggestions though: first, nav does alert you to the next turn, but when you make that next turn it would be useful to know the turn after. Example: it says 'in one mile turn left on First Street' but could also add ' then in 2 miles turn right on Oak Street.' This would be useful to plan the next turn and know what lane to be in. All big cities have weird intersections where visitors could really mess things up without that advanced planning. Second, at the end of the route it says "your destination is ahead." Would be useful to know if it is on the left or the right, again for advanced planning. I also like how it puts you in the correct parking lot. I was recently using a competitor's product that actually said "navigate off-road to your destination." Yeah, don't think the rental car company would like me navigating off-road. Thanks though. Great app!
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
restaurant
11.17
10
traffic
13.37
9
google
42.53
3
navigation app
9.78
2
transit
22.11
2
4
navigation
15.68
2
oogle
9.72
2
direction
9.72
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map
0.00
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google msps
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google maps for iphone
32.40
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google mapas
27.32
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google maps for iphone free
10.16
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google maps
74.47
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google map
33.08
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maps
23.18
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0.00
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goole maps
32.43
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9.68
route
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