Google Maps now available in PH app store

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  1. squall101403

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    what's new with the updated google maps, aside from its native ipad interface?
     
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    Just downloaded. No need to create a US account just to have this great app. =)
     
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    I know it's still new but I find it funny that the route they suggested me in the step-by-step directions passed through an non-existent road.
     
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    Finally! Thank you for sharing this! The map by itself is helpful enough. :)
     
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    Nice! had to change my store location to US when it was initally launched last Dec. Surprised this morning when it appeared on my "updates" section :cool: (iTunes store PH, default)
     
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    Also noticed that I am able to use turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation using the new Google Maps! That experience was so cool!
     
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    If its natively supported for the iPad, I have to download it! :)
     
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    The voice is more slang than the one on Waze hahaha
     
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    Its the no.1 free app in Ph store as of now.
     
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    UI is already iOS7 compatible especially the share button
     
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    Really? Got to check this out
     
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    Yes its available. Got both Google Earth and Google Maps from the Ph App Store already.
     
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    Finally! The one feature I've been waiting for and wondering why Google never put it on the iOS version: Saving offline maps
    Just zoom to the area you want to save offline, then type "ok maps" Finally! No more being jealous of Android users.

    How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps for iOS
     
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    Cool, Kenneth. How do I access the map I just saved offline?
     
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    This is great! The size of the area that you can save seems smaller than what you can save in Android devices, but it's goo enough to cover Metro Manila and some outlying areas. :)
     
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    I have notice also that the App logo/design is somehow "emboss" especially the lower part, seems fit for the Parallax effect.
     
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    seems Google Maps 2.0 us a big threat to Waze
     
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    I just discovered this accidentally, but voice navigation works with Google Maps. Not only that, it even works in the background even when you go back to home screen and play music. It interrupts your music every time you need to turn.
     

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