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October 5, 2012

Google launches website to showcase 800,000 websites that are using Maps API

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After the failing of Apple Maps came through to the world, Google has adding fuel to fire by launching a website that showcases 800, 000 websites that uses Google's Maps API and not Apple Maps. By far, Google Maps remains stable and helpful as ever, and so Google has released a website to tell you all about it.

The website is named morethanamap.com and its sole purpose is to tell you about what a different the Maps API has on the internet. Actually, the website is subliminally promoting Maps API to business and websites but it does a good job of bragging about how good of a job they've done with the Maps API so far.

The site is broken up into four different segments. First and foremost is the homepage. Behind that you’ll find things like developer testimonials about how great the Maps API is as well as a plethora of demonstrations to show how the Maps API can be useful. It isn’t just for maps either. The full compliment of Google Maps services are present, including Street View, Satellite, and data visualization.
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Well is Google showcasing their Maps API because of how terrible Apple Maps is? It certainly seems that way. According to some, Google took some heat from consumers for how bad Apple Maps is. The reason being that they blame Google for not working something out with the guys at Apple.

Apparently, no one remembers Apple’s open letter that apologizes for Apple Maps. Specifically, the part that says that if people want to use Google Maps, they have to use it through the web browser. That’s because Apple took Google Maps out of the App Store. People can blame Google all they want to, but all Apple has to do to get Google Maps back on iOS is to approve the app in the App Store.

That doesn't seem very likely. However, that shouldn't be a strike against Google, Google Maps, or the Maps API. These services are free for pretty much anyone to use. It isn't like Google is saying no to anyone. Congratulations to Google for its 800,000 website milestone.

[via Android Authority]