- 01-31-2013, 02:36 PM #26I was tapering off. I'm all tapered out now.
- 01-31-2013, 03:20 PM #30
I don't know why people expect transit directions on non-Google Maps apps. Google developed the GTFS (Google Transit Feed Specification) and nearly all major transit agencies use that spec so their data shows on Google Maps. Why would Google give that up to someone else? Mapquest and Bing don't have transit directions, so why would you expect BlackBerry/Apple Maps to have them?
I use transit directions a lot, so of course I will find a way to use Google Maps on BB10. But if I just want to know driving directions, I'm sure BlackBerry maps will be fine.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-31-2013, 03:28 PM #31
- 3,575 Posts
That article is such bollocks, fair enough that it is worse than Google Maps, but unless it is horribly inaccurate then it is not worse than Apple Maps because the first requirement of a maps app is to provide accurate maps first, bells and whistles after that rather than the other way round.
- 01-31-2013, 04:02 PM #36
I cannot verify yet the BB10 maps offering but as long as they do not lead me to the death traps that Apples have suggest to me I think it'll be useable. Bells and whistles that comes from millions of dollars and years of mapping? No. But at least more usable then cr-Apple Maps.
Besides if Blackberry can get GoogleMaps onboard like Apple was able to then this becomes moot. So again this is just desperate face saving from the articles author.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-31-2013, 04:04 PM #37
- 241 Posts
Ahhhh yes, Mom and Pop's Grill house - Reviews are wonderful - only choice cuts and great drink specials... MMMMmmmmmm...
OHHHH!!!! And awesome! only 6.4km away - Great, and I think my girlfriend's place is on the way so I can pick her up! (but because I'm incompetent and can't remember where she lives, it's great that I can plug her address in my phone while still having it remember where we were headed in the first place)
Sweeeeeetttt!!!!! Got my Girlfriend, and we're on our way to get food! I'm starving - I haven't eaten since breakfast!
Strange, now I'm in way out in the desert - where is this place, seems like i've travelled way more than 6 km... man am I hungry, I feel like I may starve to death...
6 days later...
... too bad about the girl friend, but she wasn't tender enough anyway... Yelp! indicates Mom and Pop's would have been better
- 01-31-2013, 04:09 PM #38
Heck, if the new BBs run Google Maps without a hitch, who cares?
- 01-31-2013, 04:14 PM #40
- CrackBerry Addict
01-31-2013, 04:17 PM #42
- 787 Posts
hmm..who to believe?
BlackBerry Z10 review: Smartphone pioneer learns to go with flow - The Globe and Mail
RIM has also built what turned out to be very functional photo filters and a weirdly good maps app (certainly better than that mess Apple built).
- 01-31-2013, 04:38 PM #43
Honestly. I'm sure google will just port android app over to Z10. I mean why not? I have it working perfectly on the playbook. Heck, load OSMAND. It works awesome on the PB, and all the maps are free. And it has all services that you ever need.
- 01-31-2013, 04:46 PM #46
A good gps (like garmin, tomtom, bmw idrive, etc) does not have sat view and restaurants etc (save for simple POI lookups but not always 100% chance you will find what you want). They get you where you need to go. Get you're addresses online to be certain, then plug them in. Navigation looks better bare bones with arrows, street names and roads, not trees and houses.
- CrackBerry Master
01-31-2013, 04:47 PM #48
- 1,254 Posts
All I require are accurate directions and voice turn by turn by GPS. I never saw the need for 3D maps or any of the fancier set up, they don't get you there any faster. As far as I'm concerned the simpler the better, if I was to eyeball the screen while driving the information that I'm looking for better be where it's supposed to be and not hidden behind a beautifully rendered 3D tree. I currently run BB Maps and I don't see any reason to change.
- 01-31-2013, 04:54 PM #50
So let me get this straight...
You want an APP that does all these things... how about THE INTERNET, which can do ALL OF THAT PLUS MORE.
I dont understand how we are in 2013 and people need to be spoon fed things. use the GOOGLE MAPS WEBSITE... come on!
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