Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 20:42 UTC
Apple "Between 2009 and 2011, Apple acquired three mapping companies in quick succession: Placebase, in 2009; 3-D mapping outfit Poly9 in 2010; and in 2011, C3 Technologies, a second 3-D mapping company. Three mapping-company acquisitions in as many years. But for good reason: Apple has been hard at work developing its own in-house mapping solution for iOS, and now it's finally ready to debut it." I'm probably crazy, but I've never used the map applications on my mobile phones, so it's difficult for me to get excited about this.
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RE[2]: maps are useful
by redshift on Sun 13th May 2012 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE: maps are useful"
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I frequently have to travel to cities I have never been to. I tend to use a combination of Navigon and Google Maps on my iPhone. The combination works pretty well for me.

One thing Google Maps does really well is getting me around NYC with public transportation and on foot. Knowing when trains were coming, where my transfers were, and how long it will take, took a lot of the complexity out of the subway system for me.

I would be surprised that Apple maps 1.0 can do all that Google Maps does for me, so I hope they allow google to sell their maps app in the app store.

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