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App developer Snappli claims just 4% of 5,000 iOS 6 users it monitored earlier this week were...

App developer Snappli claims just 4% of 5,000 iOS 6 users it monitored earlier this week were using Apple's Maps app on a daily basis. By contrast, 25% of those who upgraded to iOS 6 were using Google Maps (GOOG) daily while on iOS 5. Apple (AAPL) seems to have gotten the message: in addition to Tim Cook's apology, the company has begun promoting 3rd-party mapping apps in the App Store. Meanwhile, Google Maps just added some more high-res imagery. (more)
Comments (6)
  • Does this sound like "Got the Message' to you?

     

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    29 Sep 2012, 05:17 AM Reply Like
  • apple can never be google
    29 Sep 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Most non engineers can't quite appreciate the complexity of creating certain software applications. I am a software engineer who sometimes uses Google's open source technologies and they've always been very well engineered.
    29 Sep 2012, 11:54 AM Reply Like
  • Not to the average user, most of the Google programs are crap designed to sell ads. Geeks love them particularly with the Wintel duo Microsoft and Intel slowly sinking into the sunset. Search and maps are utility programs not the main reason why the (average person) buy a phone, tablet, or computer.

     

    Google and its engineering staff appear to believe that freeloading off of someone's else's patents (Apple, Oracle, Microsoft) or stealing the average user info is ok, Google enjoy that ad revenue while you can its only going to get smaller.
    29 Sep 2012, 03:25 PM Reply Like
  • This could mean people who just got their phone haven't checked everything out yet. These aren't similar populations and there is no control group.

     

    This story appears for its sensationalism and ability to attract ad readers, not its quality.
    29 Sep 2012, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • The app was launched only few weeks ago so sampling bias could be a big problem. 5000 users is a drop in the bucket of the iOS installed base. People may be curious about all this Apple Map bashing that they cross reference Google Map.

     

    I asked random people on the street about the Apple map thing, and most shrugged it off as a non-issue. How about: "90% of iOS6 users has no problem with Apple Map", says a survey of 5 people conducted by some unknown dude?
    30 Sep 2012, 02:09 PM Reply Like
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