Google Maps just got worse
For a long time I've been using Google Maps, although recently I've been using Apple Maps more and more.
I travel to places where businesses are few and far between, they're
not listed on google, 3G coverage is sparse there's a very definite
need for accurate and versatile mapping - I use the satellite images a
lot as I tend to go 'off piste' a lot - i.e. roaming around industrial wasteland
to take photos.
With the latest version i can't star (favourite) a location if it's not
in Google's database. I need to be online to manage saved locations. I
can't rename saved locations - addresses sometimes just appear as a
six digit number. Apple Maps retains the original 'bookmarks' feature which behaves
as it did in Google Maps 1.0
If I search for a location or address a dialog of will pop up asking
me if I mean.... I click it and it then tells me 'no results'.
Google Maps has trouble coping with addresses in Russian (and in Russia generally!),
and although those that follow standard 'English-ization'(!).
I often find myself in the middle of nowhere on a bus/train/car and I see something
I'd like to come back to - if there's no data connection at that exact time (even
though I'll have the map data loaded and onscreen) I can't add that locations.
Google Maps for iOS is buggy, incoherent and flawed. I am now
using Apple Maps more and more. You dropped the ball (after Apple
dropped the ball!), but at least Apple Maps has functionality where
yours is seriously lacking. There is a world outside of the USA where
Users want to mark a location that isn't in your database, where data
connection is slow or lacking, and they want to name that saved
location with something meaningful.