Google Maps for iOS6: Detailed Review

So, finally you can install Google Maps on your iPhone with iOS6. You cannot expect Google Maps to be with the same fluidity as it was during iOS5. Application is good has a new UI but has lots of lag as compared to its previous version. In this post I will mention all the features of this application and how they can be used. The best part is that now you have a good Map navigation app for iPhone which can give you correct piece of information.

So this is how you Google Maps screen will look like. You can search any location in the ‘search’ text field and you can change the information type being displayed about that location by typing the highlighted location.

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Traffic, Public Transit, Satellite and Google Earth

You have 4 options for that: Traffic, Public Transit, Satellite and Google Earth. You can tap on any of these to enable them on the display. Traffic will tell you that the intensity of vehicles on every road by colors varying between Green, Yellow, Orange and Red. In the same sequence, Red indicates a big traffic jam and Green indicates the free road.

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Public transit will indicate all the tracks of Subways, Metro trains and Bus Route. Satellite will give you the Satellite images of the area and the worst part is the Font used to display the names of the area in that view; it gets very difficult to read them. Google Earth is not available in all the countries so you may or may not use it, but as soon as you tap it, you will be navigated to the Google Earth app on your iPhone.

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Directions

Tap the highlighted area in the screenshot and then you will have to enter the location to know about the directions to that spot. As you must have used it on desktop, you have got 3 options Car, Public Transit and Walking; tap on those 3 icons to get the specific details.

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Share the location

Once you search for a location you can tap on the results and then share it will other users or even save it on your profile.

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Save you Home and Work Address

Tap on the highlighted section and then you can save the location of your Home and Work office.

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Tapping on the Gear icon will help you to see the history of the locations searched and edit the already entered addresses.

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You can download this application from here