Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you master transit directions? When Apple ditched Google for their own map data in iOS 6 one of the casualties was transit. While rumors persist that we might get transit back in iOS 8, for the last year and a half anyone who wanted to go anywhere on on bus, train, or subway/metro had to rely on a third-party transit app to do it. Luckily there are many apps in the App Store to help you navigate public transit, but to get alerts about delays and outages. But which transit apps are the absolute best?
Google Maps 2.0 is now live in the App Store, and it brings with it a gaggle of new features, including an all new iPad interface, better navigations with live traffic, and a new, popular location finder called Explore, among other things.
Google Maps has recieved it’s first updated since its launch in December. Version 1.1 includes Google Contacts search, improved local search, and the choice between miles and kilometers for distance units.
The rumors are true! Google Maps for iPhone is now available in the App Store. One of the biggest things it offers that Apple Maps doesn't (other than not getting you lost in Australia), is public transit directions by train, bus, or subway.
City Maps 2Go is a maps apps for travel that allows users to download maps to be viewable offline. Since travelers often end up in secluded areas, City Maps 2Go is the perfect solution to making sure you always have a map available.
Only hours following Apple CEO Tim Cook's open letter to customers regarding Maps on iOS 6, Apple has added a featured box in the App store for users to "find apps for your iPhone" that takes you to a section devoted to maps apps.
Map Draw is a new iPad app that lets you draw on maps. This could be great for runners who want to plan their route or for giving directions to a friend. Map Draw will even track the total distance, making it a pretty neat app.