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Apple maps very disappointing

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  • ed2020 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to imaybeawhile)

    *chuckle* touched a nerve there.   :)

     

    Your level of maturity is astounding.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,385 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to imaybeawhile)

    imaybeawhile wrote;

     

    as for you Chris you are pathetic. Stick to admiring yourself in the mirror

    I'm pathetic because you used Apple maps (which you despise) and you could not figure out that the restaurant you chose was not actually in the middle of the harbor so you got swimwear and scuba gear?

    You are the ULTIMATE Apple Fanboi!!! You use Apple Maps even though you hate it & know it to be incorrect!

     

    (imaybeawhile = Michael Scott) -> The Machine Knows!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIakZtDmMgo

     

    ed2020,

    *chuckle* touched a nerve there.  

     

    Your level of maturity is astounding.

    Ya' think?

  • imaybeawhile Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Shilts9)

    Not as disappointing as this...

    http://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/wow-blackberry-maps-worse-apple-185132904.html

     

    Hey just seen AAPL - wow that's disappointing hahaha...  See ya o/

  • darrengarside Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2013 5:42 AM (in response to Shilts9)

    How can apple produce something this bad?  Two examples from my stay in London this weekend. Neither Her Majesty's theatre nor Courtauld gallery are found. Something seriously amiss in the search algorithms.

  • lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,085 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 6:50 AM (in response to darrengarside)

    darrengarside wrote:

     

    How can apple produce something this bad?  Two examples from my stay in London this weekend. Neither Her Majesty's theatre nor Courtauld gallery are found. Something seriously amiss in the search algorithms.

     

    Then don't use it. No one is holding a gun to your head. Ranting here will get you nothing.

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to darrengarside)

    darrengarside wrote:

     

    How can apple produce something this bad?  Two examples from my stay in London this weekend. Neither Her Majesty's theatre nor Courtauld gallery are found. Something seriously amiss in the search algorithms.

    Or not.

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    To be fair, it does not find "Courtauld gallery". But the above is the first hit when searching for "Courtauld".

     

    One thing the haters keep forgetting is that Apple Maps is a mobile app. It is not an armchair mapping tool like Google Maps. It is meant to be used on the go. Consequently, if you search for "Courtauld" and you haven't already navigated to the correct country, you are not going to find it.

  • gstar65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:21 AM (in response to imaybeawhile)

    As we have seen time and time again, all someone has to do is report an error and it is often fixed the very next day. Also, this article makes it sound as though Apple is "blowing them off" about the problem. That has never been the case with Apple. They are probably simply being referred to the right place to go for a resolution. We all know Apple is working hard to resolve their location services issue, and when they do, trolls like you will have to find something else to waste your employers time with besides scouring the internet all day searching for articles critical of Maps. Clearly you are not an Apple fan, so why are you here exactly?

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to gstar65)

    Look at the bright side. I heard about this story a while back. I am surprised it took the trolls this long to post it here. But now it gives us a chance to comment on it. People out on the internets may not know the details, but anyone in this thread sure does. The best part of the article is this: "The FireReady app was forced to use Apple Maps, CFA said." Not only that, they were forced to use Apple's database instead of their own, government-created data. Apple even forces them to use text-based locations instead of GPS coordinates. I suppose Apple must have also forced them to gave their towns and counties the same name. That would be like people in Ontario, California complaining that Apple Maps keeps locating their city somewhere in Canada.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to gstar65)

    gstar65 wrote:

     

    As we have seen time and time again, all someone has to do is report an error and it is often fixed the very next day.

    i'd like to see proof of that, please post some examples.

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:29 AM (in response to gstar65)

    duplicate post.

  • darrengarside Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 6:45 AM (in response to etresoft)

    So I have to match my workflow to the tool rather than have what Apple used to do which is offer intuitively easy tools?  Evidence perhaps that Apple is losing something vital as it morphs into Micro$oft...

  • ed2020 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to darrengarside)

    Spelling Microsoft with a $ makes you look about 12. Are you?

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,890 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to darrengarside)

    darrengarside wrote:

     

    So I have to match my workflow to the tool rather than have what Apple used to do which is offer intuitively easy tools? 

    What are you talking about? Trollster imaybeawhile re-activated a rant thread that had been dormant for a whole two weeks in order to post a link about an app made by the County Fire Authority of the government of Victoria, Australia. How does the County Fire Authority's poorly made app impact your workflow?

  • darrengarside Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to ed2020)

    So I make a reasonable but not particularly generalisable observation about how Apple maps is not working particularly well, in my experience, and is not as intuitive as other Apple gear (of which I happen to own a  fair amount and so have a considered opinion deriving from  xperience).  I also use an archaic term as an ironic nod towards to the impact of corporatisation on innovation and responsiveness; easily misunderstood I'm sure, such is the nature of irony.  The response?  A personal comment.  And your point about maturity is...?  My error was to respond to a comment made two weeks ago, that did not really need addressing, and whose appearance out of context is not helpful.  Your error was...?

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