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Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to pauls72)
No. You will have to download the app http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to pauls72)
Don't know as 6.1 has not been released, but the Google Maps app is now availble for the iPhone in the app store.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to razmee209)
I dont understand wy is not available for Uruguay. We are not estupids.
Make an efortt please. Se are just 3.000.000 uruguayans
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to Raldana)
I dont understand wy is not available for Uruguay.
Ask Google why they haven't made it availabe in Uruguay. This has nothing to do with Apple
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 2:11 AM (in response to Templeton Peck)
App Stores are under control by Apple, not Google. The maps also not available for 250M Indonesian.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 2:21 AM (in response to Johnsemar)
Yes, but it is Google who wrote the app, and Google who decides in which countries to release the app. Apple doesn't decide where developers can release their apps, except where required to by law.
Try getting your facts straight.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 1:05 AM (in response to pauls72)
Again google app is free and not available in Pakistan too (180m people) - what I fail to understand is how is the policy on apps decided? Developer or Apple? and what is the criteria for restricting apps it to specific countires ? Is there a certain gain by keeping it to few countries?
It does compel one to look at work arounds - like having more than one apple account etc!!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 1:38 AM (in response to mah2013)
Apple holds all the marbles and can do what in darn pleases with its walled garden. And yes, some app distribution policies or their implementation are quite cryptic, to say the least.
As for this specific app, beware that besides their own internal and mysterious delvings on what goes where, Apple also has to comply with whatever national laws and regulations exist in each country it does business in. AFAIK, the Pakistani military raised objections to Google Maps due to its overly accurate satellite views depicting stuff they did not want the citizenry to see. The usual National Security Concerns BS. Maybe the Uruguayan brass has similar feelings.
Sadly, the Apple Maps app gets no such "distinction". Probably due to its fabled "accuracy"...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 1:58 AM (in response to Courcoul)
But this app is available for Samsung Note and other android using hardware. So what is apple going to gain?
I just decided to dump my iPhone and start using Samsung Note-II which I think is better and as no such restrictions - so far!
Google work fine on this - only thing is the iPad and I guess I would also have to look for another tablet and keep the iPad as just another peice of hardware as there are too many restrictions by Apple!!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 8:36 AM (in response to mah2013)
WHAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT THE FACT THAT IT'S THE APPS DEVELOPER WHO DECIDES WHAT COUNTRY THE APP IS AVAILABLE IN???
This has been told to you and the OP on this discussion more than once. Can you not read? Are you not smart enough to comprehend it?
Regardless of the fact that Apple owns the App Store, it is Google who determines where the app is distributed.
If you don't like that, then complain to Google and stop whining here.