Apple: Maps

  • Apple now has public place pages — but what exactly are they for?

    … likelihood these URLs, which Andrew Shotland identified as “Apple Maps ID + Lat/Long + Name,” are intended for sharing, especially with users of non-Apple devices and platforms. They may also be for indexing on Google and Bing. Presumably these pages can and ultimately will be indexed. Currently they don’t show up in search results. Shotland said today…

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  • New survey says Google Maps favored by nearly 70 percent of iPhone users

    … Maps in this survey data. As an aside Apple should create a Maps app for Android users. About The Author Greg Sterling is a Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land. He writes a personal blog, Screenwerk, about connecting the dots between digital media and real-world consumer behavior. He is also VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association. Follow him on Twitter or find him at Google+. …

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  • New ‘Uber tab’ added to Google Maps

    … take you directly to their app for you to book your ride with one tap. Google essentially has no mapping competitors (save Waze, which it owns) on Android. The real battleground is the iPhone. And given that Apple Maps has pulled ahead of Google Maps, new features like this to differentiate Google Maps are critical to Google’s continued usage…

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  • Is Apple About To Launch A Competitor To Google Street View?

    … Google Street View is a dramatic and sometimes useful feature of Google Maps, which helped set it apart from competitors such as Nokia Maps and Bing Maps a few years ago. Now there’s evidence that Apple may be seeking to create its own version of Street View. On Apple’s site the following posting appears: It then goes on to list cities around…

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  • Apple Brings Public Transit, New Search Capabilities To Maps

    … As anticipated Apple introduced public transit routing as part of iOS 9 Apple Maps upgrades. It also introduced new local search capabilities, which are part of a broader search initiative that we discuss separately. The company did not announce anything new regarding indoor mapping however. Apple’s senior vice president of Software…

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  • Report: Apple May Launch Google Now Competitor At June WWDC Event

    According to an extensive report in 9to5 Mac Apple is about to bring to market a Google Now and potential search competitor, with comparable “predictive search” functionality. Microsoft’s Cortana also features predictive capabilities that Apple’s Siri lacks. The new capability, allegedly codenamed “Proactive,” is built partly on Apple’s acquisition of personal virtual assist ...

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