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GasBuddy and GreatSchools are Apple's latest Maps data partners

GasBuddy lets people post and find gasoline prices in their area. From GasBuddy:

GasBuddy.com is a group of local websites which offers an online method for website visitors to post and view recent retail gasoline prices.

Meanwhile, GreatSchools rates schools from around the United States with reviews from parents, teachers, and students.

GreatSchools is a non-profit organization with profiles of more than 200,000 preK-12 schools – public, public charter and private – and over one million reviews from parents, teachers and students sharing information about the schools they know best.

As speculated by Apple Maps Marketing{.nofollow}, it's like that Apple is looking to integrate more local data such as gas prices and school ratings into Maps at some point soon.

Apple has recently made a number of other improvements to Maps. Last week, the company expanded their Maps Connect tool to to more countries, and earlier this week they added Flyover support for nine more cities.

Source: Apple{.nofollow}, via Apple Maps Marketing{.nofollow}

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

5 Comments
  • GasBuddy is a cool little app, I wonder how far the integration will go between Apple Maps app & the GasBuddy app, and how up to date the info will be. Sent from the iMore App
  • If all Siri did was answer the question..."Where is the cheapest gas near me?" That would be awesome.
  • Oh great, Gasbuddy, the data sourced from egotistical moron's that post lower prices than the actual price which is the higher of the two where they charge for using a credit/debit card which can be as much as an extra 20-40 cents a gallon depending on the operator. It'll be another piece of erroneous data that will have to be ignored if using Apple Maps.
  • GasBuddy works great for me on my area. I've been using it for years. It has also worked well for me when traveling in other US areas outside my home range. Sent from the iMore App
  • I too have had fantastic and very accurate up-to-the-minute updates on gas prices everywhere I have gone. I use GasBuddy regularly and have come to rely on it.