Waze vs. Google Maps vs. Apple Maps

Thrillist enumerates their reasons ‘Why You Should Ditch Google Maps for Apple Maps‘.

The points mentioned in the article may perhaps be valid if you’re living in U.S. But here in the Philippines, your best bet would be Waze. Why?

  • It offers important data like traffic, accidents, the police, etc. and those are actually crowd-sourced. Google Maps and Apple Maps have no traffic data in the Philippines;
  • Public transportation data is basically non-existent for Google Maps and Apple Maps in the Philippines;
  • Don’t get me started with 3D and/or satellite view of Google Maps and Apple Maps, when they still show our 30-storey office building as plain earth.

Nevertheless, I wish you could use Siri to search for locations via the Waze app.

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Ambon21 March 3, 2016 Reply

Is tomtom available in manila? that’s what i use here in sydney, quite reliable..

deuts March 3, 2016 Reply

I thought Tomtom is a device? We’re talking apps here. And if it really is an app, so no, we don’t have/use it here in the Philippines.

Ambon21 March 3, 2016 Reply

I just quickly read wikipedia page on tomtom, it looks like they have an app or map software and they also manufacture gps device..

“On 11 June 2012, at an event for Apple’s iOS 6 preview, TomTom was announced as the main mapping data provider for Apple’s revamped iOS 6 “Maps” app, replacing Google Maps.

Late 2015, TomTom extended its deal with Apple and signed a new contract with international transportation network company Uber. The Uber driver app now uses TomTom maps and traffic data in 300 cities worldwide.[4]”

deuts March 3, 2016 Reply

So you’re saying that in Australia, you have to buy a separate device like Tomtom for your navigation needs, when you can already navigate conveniently using waze on your iPhone (or Android)?

Ambon21 March 3, 2016 Reply

Nope, we had tomtom device already since 2006 or 2007 way before iphone or any smartphone became a popular navigation device..

Waze Philippines March 3, 2016 Reply

Join other Waze users here in the Philippines and meet the people who keep the Waze maps updated https://www.facebook.com/groups/WazePhilippines/

deuts March 4, 2016 Reply

Is that Facebook group owned by the Waze company itself?

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