Once on the road, both services worked comparably well, save for a few exceptions. Apple failed to deliver a couple of voice instructions on time, which was disturbing, but its routing remained intact. Then, at one point we left part of the route that both apps shared and the apps handled the deviation completely differently. Apple wanted us to go around the block to return to the original route, while the Google app quickly rerouted us in the direction we were going. In this instance, Google was slightly better in reaction time, but Apple eventually caught up after about a block. The rest of the way, the two apps were more or less on par.
When we finally arrived at Crissy Field we found that Google routed us directly into the first parking lot, elevate case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - clear while Apple sent us past the parking lot to another location further along the road (with no parking lot), Neither option was better per se, but the difference in destination is worth noting, Back to the officeOur second test of the turn-by-turn navigation would take us to an address: the return to our office at 235 Second Street, This part of the journey is where the Apple Maps app failed us..
Just like the first leg of our trip, when we entered our locations, the two apps chose slightly different routes, but nothing out of the ordinary. In fact much of the trip was as you would expect, but in a segment where the routes converged, Apple had a significant hiccup. Once on Columbus Street, we knew the road would connect up with Montgomery, then move on to New Montgomery as it crossed Market Street. While still on Columbus (see side-by-side images below), the green turn-by-turn direction at the top was to continue on New Montgomery, but we hadn't even reached Montgomery at that point. While this wasn't a problem for locals like us who knew where we were going, if you were a tourist you would think you were on the completely wrong street. It's true that Columbus to Montgomery is a jog right, but that doesn't make the map direction acceptable for accurate directions.
ConclusionsEventually we arrived at our destination and both apps led the elevate case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - clear way with only a few deviations, The Apple Maps app had some issues, but none were as drastic as we're hearing on the Web, We think our success on this particular phase of the testing is a little unfair since we're in San Francisco, which is very close to the home of both Google and Apple, so the mapping services are likely to be more accurate, We suspect that if we went to less traveled areas, we might get much different results, Still, the Apple app made some significant mistakes while the Google Maps app was pretty much on the money..
Read part two of this series, in which we perform local searches to compare map details. In the first part of our Apple Maps app testing, we decided to do a field test on the streets of San Francisco to see how the Apple app performed against Google Maps on Android. We've been hearing a lot of stories around the Web about how the Apple Maps app in iOS 6 is proving to be a poor replacement for the former Google-powered Maps app in iOS 5. Some of the stories say the Apple app doesn't show certain roads that are obviously there in real life, while others say they've followed directions to a destination and found that they didn't end up where they wanted to go.