Integrated turn-by-turn directions or more features – duhPosted: September 20, 2012
The latest version of the IOS has dropped Google maps in favor of an Apple proprietary maps app. Their is an awesome lesson in here for startups and consumers. Leveraging a closed platform limits choice.
With that said, I have been using iOS6 for a few months and the integration of turn-by-turn directions is so much better then the previous Google maps integration that i do not believe they should even be compared.
- I am not suggesting that Apple is the first mobile OS to offer this feature, their solution is better than other turn-by-turn apps or that the current implementation choice was the best one for the community.
I am simply saying as a consumer, and someone who is direction challenged, having turn-by-turn directions integrated directly into the OS is f”ing awesome and the way it should have been since the beginning.