Thursday, October 4, 2012

Apple Inc (AAPL) Underestimated its Mapping App, Comparison Gives Shocking Results

Maps given by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may not always get you where you want to go, but it will reportedly use less data than Google Maps in the process.
Onavo, app-building company claimed in a blog post that regardless of users’ dissatisfied remarks regarding the Cupertino’s Apple INc (AAPL) iOS 6 Maps offering, the app is in fact better for iPhone holders than opponent services like Google Maps.
Onavo’s data team put the Mapping app running on latest operating devices side by side to that of the Google-operated iOS 5 Maps app. And they got surprising results that Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) Maps is up to five times more “data-efficient” than archival Google Maps.
In different methods in both apps were assessed, consisting of searching for many US cities, addresses, and airports, along with zooming in and out to put definite locations, in both standard map view and satellite view.

According to Onavo, on Google Maps, , the average data loaded from the cell network for every step was 1.3MB, while Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) Maps came to 271KB , almost 80 per cent less data, as per reported by the firm. Some processes, like zooming to a specific location, give the benefit to Apple.
Although, the problem with Onavo’s testing, as per reported by PCMag’s Jamie Lendino, resides in the fact that the firm was evaluating a newer version of Apple Inc (AAPL) Maps to an older version of Google Maps.

Data loading does not mean much in a single-shot location search, but in its place becomes significant while driving, or when constantly downloading data, at which point, Lendino stated, the judgment would want to take in Android’s Google Maps Navigation service, which make use of voice commands. Google Maps never backed voice for iOS, he stated, which is why Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) Maps even survives.

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