This app is next to useless on its own Since this app was separated off of the main Maps app, it has become useless. First of all, it never starts zoomed in to a reasonable level for the area with markers - It starts at the entire continent and requries me to zoom in every time I start it. Next, I can't see normal points of interest from maps on my custom maps. It would be MUCH better if my markers could be turned on as a layer in the normal Map application. That way, I could use them with navigation and generally available info like phone numbers/hours/reviews.
Works with maps already created Why is it separate from the map app!! Well the app is pretty useless itself.....but it the function is actually pretty good . when i used it on chrome to plot out all the places i wanted to visit, you can use different pointer and colours to map it out . This app allows me to see what i have already made....i think this app needs an update as i can't plot....or do anything apart from look at the maps i already made!
Just Map pins This app alows you to place map pins of key places of interest and save it as a file. That really is it in a nut shell. If you want more function like plotting routes manually etc you must use the Web version such as on a Laptop or PC. I did try doing this on a mobile (Samsung S4) Choosing desktop view but its impossibly jittery and not useable as things just disappear or scroll out of view.
needs integration with google maps agree with all the previous reviews regarding lack of functionality- why is this not integrated with google maps for directions???? I downloaded this app to be able to use and view the custom maps I created for an upcoming trip, but it doesn't seem to allow my city to city step by step directions to be displayed. Review update a month later: I am downgrading my review to one star after realizing that it doesn't save uploaded photos of places, and can't save a map offline for when travelling without a data connection. Also the icons are way too large to allow clear viewing of the map. This app is a prime example of a great idea with poor, poor, poor execution. Google, please spend some money on updating / fixing this!!!
Major downgrade No offline mode/download map, no navigation, icons are too big, map starts zoomed way out, very slow at loading maps, even slower at loading icons and lines often keeps them at a giant blurred state for 10-15 seconds before reducing to a more reasonable size but still too big.
Where's StreetView??? This app *needs* to be fully integrated with the main Google Maps app with all of its features and most importantly Google StreetView. It would also be best if it was integrated into all the other Google apps especially Gmail, Drawings, Docs, and Drive. Also, it needs to have as many of the custom icons/place markers add the old custom maps on My Places on Google Maps. I had made some custom maps for trips with restaurant, park, etc. icons, which were all lost in the new My Maps.
- Bug fixes.