2 years, 11 months ago

Earlier this week, Google Maps was introduced into the iOS App Store, and received a whole host of coverage on what seems like every media outlet out there. Rightly so, it’s a whole lot better than Apple’s own mapping service. This being said, using bespoke Apple applications does have it’s avantages; namely the integration with the rest of Apple’s services, most prominently, Siri.

Siri’s integration with mapping services is great, you can ask her how to get to cinemas, Apple stores and a whole lot more. But it does it via Apple Maps, but have no fear, we can fix this! The video below will show you how:

As you can see, the answer is as simple as adding ‘via transit’ to the end of your request. Siri will handle the rest, and you’ll be presented with a screen of alternative mapping applications all ready for your directional needs!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dcoffie Deron Coffie

    pretty cool #ipad4

  • Ricardo

    Stiil i think there are other easier maps to be delt with

  • bvocal

    Or, open google maps, tap directions icon, tap destination text field, tap mic on keyboard and speak your destination. 4 taps. Done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.jones.986 Dennis Jones

    Works OK but clumsy.

  • http://twitter.com/prosthetis Adam Wells

    So much better than apple maps

  • Daniel Fernandez Blanco

    Google has done a very good job with the new google maps app !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.hughes.7587370 Bill Hughes

    Doesn’t seem to work in iOS 5.

  • Alf Zamudio

    Google Maps is such a breath of fresh air. Apple maps had me looking for a hospital that wasn’t even there after my friend had a stroke. The hospital ended up being 5 miles further down the road, and even then I had to make a detour through a pointless U-Turn.

  • Dustin Ebbert

    ahh its here, i wasnt a big fan of the new maps :0 thanks for hosting the giveaway

  • http://twitter.com/StevieC460 Steven


  • http://www.facebook.com/fg.3999 Finn Godwin

    Thanks for the giveaway

  • Vlad

    ipad giveaway real deally !!

  • http://twitter.com/francobosetti franco bosetti

    iPad 4 giveaway. I want it!!!!!!