Yesterday’s post about my distaste for Google’s use of Android-style Material Design for their iOS apps reminded me about one of the most interesting iOS apps I’ve seen in the last year: “Maps+”, from IZE. It’s a native iOS app that follows the UI design of Apple Maps, but uses Google Maps for the actual maps. It’s close to what you’d get if Google Maps were still providing the data for Apple Maps. It can’t do turn-by-turn directions, but when you ask for directions, it gives you the choice of whether to hand off to Apple Maps or Google Maps.
★ Friday, 27 May 2016