Noreen Seebacher

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If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It
kq4ym   12/28/2012 6:27:17 AM
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Apple may be learning to just let well enough alone. If it's not broken, don't fix it. Google maps are the most popular, so why play with success? The Apple way of doing things 'it's' way just didn't work for the map fiasco. Here's a perfect place to just keep things simple and let Apple fans use Google stuff.

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
rbaz   12/24/2012 12:39:51 AM
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Lyndon,

'Garmine would go nuts, telling us she was "recalculating" with a very urgent and troubled tone whenever we strayed from her directions...'

Odd and amazing that they are able to give these tools humanlike characteristics! I suppose it provides the familiar and puts you in your comfort zone.

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
Lyndon_Henry   12/23/2012 11:33:18 PM
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..

In her blog article, Noreen writes


. It's Big Brother-ish. The folks at Google are data thieves, intent on stealing everything and paying for nothing. But at least I'll know what train to catch home.


 

Certainly, Google's mapping services are a superb resource ... but I am apprehensive about my Web activity being tracked by Google.  I think I'd be apprehensive out the gazoo if I were wandering around with my hypothetical future I-phone with Google maps, and I became aware that the system was tracking my whereabouts ...

 

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
Lyndon_Henry   12/23/2012 11:21:07 PM
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Rbaz writes


... the voice guided navigation is not only fun but adds an element of safety. I have to fight tendencie to talk back to it like I would a person navigator.


 

Used a Garmin GPS in the rental car a colleague and I drove to Charlotte, NC (from Texas, in the dead of winter) nearly 2 years ago.  It had a female voice, so we named "her" Garmine.  Guess you could call that anthropomorphorobotism or something...

Garmine would go nuts, telling us she was "recalculating" with a very urgent and troubled tone whenever we strayed from her directions...

 

 

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driving growth
Noreen Seebacher   12/23/2012 7:24:39 PM
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Data has shown that the launch of Google Maps for iOS 6 has increased the platforms popularity among iPhone users.

It's no secret that Apple fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite navigation app, and now statistics prove that Google Maps has increased the popularity of iOS 6.



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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
WaqasAltaf   12/22/2012 12:21:29 PM
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@ Broadway

That reminds me of an instance where despite having a fair (but not accurate) idea of where my destination was, I relied on google maps to navigate that for me. It took me 15 minutes more to reach there due to inaccurate road descriptions and I realized that I would have avoided that if I used my sense of direction in the first place. Nonetheless, google maps and other navigation applications (esp Sygic) have helped me enormously to find places.

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
rbaz   12/19/2012 10:49:50 PM
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with fuel cost being what they are, that can be a costly adventure. so no or incorrect map can cost you dearly.

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
Broadway   12/19/2012 10:37:03 PM
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I think some holes in our mobile map services is great ... forces us to maintain some of our old skills of getting unlost. I used to prize my ability to get myself miserably lost and then somehow find my way, either on foot or driving (and without stopping for directions).

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
rbaz   12/19/2012 6:13:06 PM
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WaqasAltaf, users expectations are set very high for Google and that can be detrimental. best to exceed expectations than fall short.in my opinion one of the most effective marketing slogan was AVIS rent a car, 'we try harder'. work to foster reasonable expectations .

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Re: Happy driving if not perfect driving
WaqasAltaf   12/19/2012 11:23:14 AM
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@ rbaz

I second your thought that it ain't an easy task to accurately map each and every road and direction. Also, with constant modifications and developments being undertaken by road management authorities, it is next to impossible to always remain updated. However, that doesn't exempt Google from trying to fulfill users' expectations.

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