Saturday, May 2, 2015

The new Google Maps sucks

A couple months ago, Google began introducing a beta version of the new Maps, which at the time, I promptly refused to use, given the sluggishness and missing features it had. The feature I missed most was the screen split between Street View at the bottom half and the map itself at the top half, where I could drag the Pegman on the map, while the Street View is automatically updated. Oh and the old version is faster. So much faster.

Some time after, this horrible interface became the default, but we still could choose to use the old one. But now Google – possibly because the avalanche of bad feedbacks – rolled out a Lite version of the new Maps, which is basically the same terrible interface, but with even less features. Great solution, eh?

Fortunately, it’s still possible to go back to the old version of Maps via, at least until Google disables it too. Seriously, what would they swap such a great solution with a crappy one?