The New BlackBerry Maps Are Worse Than Apple Maps

Via APB, I learned about a Business Insider article named Wow, The New BlackBerry Maps Are Worse Than Apple Maps.

From the article: "Here are just a few of the problems we found in BlackBerry Maps: 

  • No street view or satellite view.
  • No public transit directions. 
  • No way to look up news and reviews of venues based on Yelp, Zagat, or a similar service. 
  • It has problems finding lesser-known venues like mom and pop stores and restaurants. (Although if you search for popular stuff like "McDonald's" or "The Empire State Building" you won't have a problem.)
  • You can only look up directions between your current location and the place you'd like to go. You can't look up two different addresses and find directions between them.
  • The interface is difficult to figure out."

4 comments

  1. Well, I think that if you spent time with the Z10, you would find that the article is a misrepresentation of the Maps function.  By most accounts, it is functional and gets the job done minimally.  Also, I think that if people took a breath, and asked the question, you would also find that there is a premium navigation version coming – that increases the functionality and adds bells and whistles to the Maps feature.  But more importantly, the maps and location are integrated into the OS, and the APIs act as an enabler for other apps that use location.

    So before you jump on the maps bashing pinata, might want to see for yourself.

     

     

  2. Sounds kind of funny to me to quote 'missing  features' such as

    • No street view or satellite view.
    • No public transit directions.
    • No way to look up news and reviews of venues based on Yelp, Zagat, or a similar service.

    as 'problems'. I would instead and to be fair rather just say that they are missing because they might not be relevant to everyone …
    I would reserve the term 'problem' for features that are not working correctly or are buggy and so on.

     

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  4. Definitely not worse – at the very least they're accurate.  Speaking from the horse's mouth as it were, the mapper put me within 2 metres of my actual position.