“The quality of online maps has been increased significantly in the past few years. So much, in fact, that the CEO of the popular Waze mapping app believes Apple’s maligned Maps app would have been well-liked if it had been released only two years ago,” Sean Ludwig reports for VentureBeat.
“‘Two years ago, [Apple Maps] would have been an amazing product,’ Waze CEO Noam Bardin said today on stage at the D: Dive into Mobile event in New York City. ‘There’s a certain quality bar and that bar is only going up. You have to pour more and more money into it,” Ludwig reports. “Waze serves 44 million users in the U.S., South America, Europe, and other locations with apps for iOS and Android. Waze is rumored to provide Apple Maps with data to improve it, but Bardin would not confirm that.”
MacDailyNews Take: It’s not surprising that Bardin took the fifth on that one. Nobody wants to be associated with Apple Maps.
Ludwig reports, “When asked what Waze’s biggest strength is over Google, Bardin said the company does ‘real time much better.'””
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Maps is amazing right now, too, but, sadly, it’ll never get its full credit due to its botched debut.
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