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#31 dead.cell

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:49

Um you guys need to check the Windows Phone store more because there are at least two (unofficial) apps that work really dam well, and have been around since like WP 7.1

gMaps and GMaps + (two different apps)

And they both offer true offline capabilities too.

In another words, "No."

 

I already checked for an official app; I'm aware there are alternatives. Just sought to confirm my findings. Thanks though.

 

I don't see large phones as an innovation, and that's pretty much all the innovation the other phones have, outside of Sony making all phones waterproof and adding decent cameras, but that's mostly evolutions. 

 

and while a lot of people want bigger phones, the majority don't. 

It's not often we see eye to eye, but I agree with you there. We worked so hard to get phones smaller, and now we're going the opposite direction holding television panels to our heads...




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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:58

Quality jab.  Google Maps still reigns supreme though.

 

I dunno about that, isn't Bing/Nokia Maps suppose to be pretty top notch too? (I loved Nokia Maps on my old N95)



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:02

Sorry Nokia, no one's taking you seriously anymore.


I think you got the word "I'm not" with "no one"

Easy mistake.

#34 alwaysonacoffebreak

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:04

Ah, maybe not everyone sure, but believe me, it's not just me either.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:38

You could just use Google Maps on iOS

Yup. There's an app for that:

 

While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.

 

Of course that was before the Google Maps app had been released.

Plus, I'm assuming that the quality of Apple's Maps data has been somewhat improved in the meantime...



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:00

Nokia has done a great job with Windows Phone but it feels like Microsoft are holding back which from experience means we are going for another OS re-write



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:21

HERE maps has an excellent routing engine, however the data isn't as complete in my area. So therefore, in my situation Google Maps is still the best, however, with HERE maps/Nokia/Navteq/Whatever has the advantage of having full offline maps and saves on data and is needed for areas with crappy/nonexistent coverage. 



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:36

apple is too big to really give a flying forck about nokia's fun-poking. this is just sweeter irony for apple.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:54

Saw this come across Twitter this morning.

 

 

Nokia took the time to take advantage of (another) Apple Maps goof to promote their own HERE Maps.

 

Cheers :p http://www.neowin.ne...tch-in-maps-app (wish I saw this earlier)



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:01

apple is too big to really give a flying forck about nokia's fun-poking. this is just sweeter irony for apple.

Doesn't seem like it. I mean just take one look at the colorful new iPhones and iOS7 and its clear that Apple is closely watching Nokia and Windows Phone more than Android. They seem to have resigned themselves to Android's success but with the rate at which Windows Phone is growing, especially outside US where Apple has yet to penetrate the market, they want to stop it in its tracks by copying the major selling points for Lumias.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:15

Can you use an iphone as a hammer?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 18:31

HERE maps has an excellent routing engine, however the data isn't as complete in my area. So therefore, in my situation Google Maps is still the best, however, with HERE maps/Nokia/Navteq/Whatever has the advantage of having full offline maps and saves on data and is needed for areas with crappy/nonexistent coverage. 

 

I thought Google maps had offline caching too. They don't?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 19:27

I thought Google maps had offline caching too. They don't?

 

Sort of. you can cache an area of a map, though it's not very big and how you do it varies from phone to phone and for some period it required writing a keyword in the search field which made no sense, though they changed it again. 



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 23:36

Google maps caching is very basic

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 00:23

^ That just sucks. I've never used it offline so thanks for the information. Both of you. :)