If you felt out of sorts yesterday, it may have been the mobile navigation world getting turned on its head – or just a case of the Mondays. At least in my part of the world, I was shocked and awed when Google Maps led me astray and Apple Maps came to the rescue.
I have an iPhone 4S, and life as an iPhoner was peachy until the iOS 6 update. I don’t use 3D mapping, so I’m not bothered if Apple Maps depicts a bridge in Europe melting into the Abyss. However, the lack of subway stations is frustrating. And I was annoyed when the GPS had me doing U-turn donuts in Brooklyn.
I had a client meeting in Westhampton. With the Brooklyn snafu fresh in my mind, I went old school and printed directions from Google Maps. The sheet of printer paper sat loyally in the passenger seat and guided me to the hamlet of Westhampton. Continue reading