keekwai, I'm just getting my post rate up. However, if it will boil your blood: Samsung sucks.
Thank you--I'm almost at 200. Can't wait.
Knock yourself out.
"little numbers, little numbers ... how happy they make me ... little numbers, little numbers I'm almost tall as a tree ... lah dee lah dee lahhhhhhhhh"
"[Google] released a dairy product, 4.0, about the same time that we released iOS 5. About 7 percent of Android customers are running the latest version versus 80 percent of customers running iOS 5."
-- Scott Forstal, WWDC 2012.
Best.... quote.... evar..
I'm worried about losing pedestrian and public transport directions/calculations in maps though : ( That truly sucks. I use the public transpo thing a lot in Google's Maps.
I wish I could afford to make just a dollar a year.
Just Buy a Mac
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bottom line is simple for anyone who doesn't wank to smartphone stats: neither platform's going away very soon, the useful life of a phone is about 3 years... if Android works best for your needs and budget choose it, or if you prefer, choose iPhone. you'll do fine either way.
Imodium can't stop me.
Last edited by Tungsten; 14th June 2012 at 00:13.
The average life cycle of a smartPhone is 2 years, during which time Apple keeps updating te iPhone, thus allowing owners to retain their invested value, while Android owners are consistently orphaned.
Even a motivated Google (big promise by Eric Schmidt) fails in getting more than a 7% adoption rate because both manufacturers and carriers don't care.
Waze, other parties identified as iOS Maps contributors | iPodNN
Apple iOS chief Scott Forstall initially mentioned the fact during Monday's WWDC 2012 keynote. "When building Maps, we looked around and realized the best transit apps for metros, for hiking, for biking, are coming from our developers," he said. "And so instead of trying to develop those ourselves, we are going to integrate and feature and promote your apps for transit right within the Maps app in iOS 6."detail
Release notes for the iOS 6 beta go into further. "Apps that offer routing information, such as turn-by-turn navigation services, can now register as a routing app and make those services available to the entire system," Apple writes. "Registering as a routing app gives you more opportunities to get your app in front of users. Routing apps are not limited to just driving or walking directions. Routing apps can also include apps that provide directions for the user's favorite bicycle or hiking trail, for air routes, and for subway or other public transportation lines."
When Maps redirects a person, it will give users the option of downloading relevant apps if they aren't already installed. The change may be a step backward, since the iOS 5 version of Maps -- based on Google data -- already includes directions for biking, hiking, and public transportation.
What we can expect from ios6 is an inferior map app and a bunch of new features they borrowed from Android. Love the "innovation."
You Won't Believe How Dumb These iOS 6 Maps Mistakes Are
If they can't even get things like this right, how about the hundreds of thousands of street names? Don't give me the beta argument either. This is basic level QA failure. Stuff like this should never make it to a beta release.When you're ironing out a whole new mapping platform, like Apple is, some small details are sure to slip through the cracks. Names of streets, wrong turns, confusing oceans and deserts thousands of miles apart, the spellings of some small to... Hold it.
Yep. Apple's new Maps app confuses Greenland for the Indian Ocean, the Indian Ocean for the Arctic Ocean, the middle of Africa for the North Pacific, and the southern ocean for the North Atlantic. Which, you know, not minor details. They'll be ironed out shortly, no doubt, but those are delightfully idiotic mistakes to have gone live, especially considering some of the small detailsApple has in there. Let us know if you spot any others!
DailyTech - Quick Note: Apple's Maps App Flunks at Geography, Navigation
Woops!Then there are reports that the mapping app has a penchant for suggesting curious shortcuts that take drivers on creative turns directly off bridges. Hopefully nobody tries to follow that navigator's advice unless they have one of those fancy car-boat-transforming vehicles.
That's what's called a "beta" - specifically "beta 1". Clearly another one of those "new" things to you. Tech is pretty exciting once you get your bearings.
It's an issue of one of the overlays being ms-formatted the way it looks. Yeah, I'm sure no one will fix this. Ever. Before launch.
Last edited by Cthulhu; 14th June 2012 at 14:52.
555555 This shouldn't have made it past internal testing. Sorry that your hopes and dreams were crushed little guy. While you are at it, careful that you don't drive off a bridge.