London Underground solves iOS 6 Maps woes with old-fashioned techniques

London Underground solves iOS 6 Maps woes with old-fashioned techniques
The Apple Maps introduced with iOS 6 have been the subject of criticism and ridicule due to their numerous imperfections. The lack of reliable information about public transportation is one of them. That could be a problem for users who live in a crowded city like London and rely heavily on the tube (read: the subway) in order to get around.

The London Underground, however, has a solution to the problem, as it becomes evident from this photo posted by Twitter user Ben Mathis. And it is quite an old-fashioned one, it seems – anyone is free to get a local area map from the booking office.

Sure, you won't have free turn-by-turn navigation with a paper map, but chances are the information it provides will be a lot more reliable than what Apple Maps offers. Whether your map reading skills are good enough in order to find your way around is a different story.

Alternatively, users can use the mobile version of Google Maps on their iPhones and iPads. Sure, it is a bit slower than we wish it was, but rest assured that a proper non-web-based app from Google is on its way.

source: Ben Mathis (Twitter) via Gizmodo


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