Disappointing Has less than half the capability of the full my maps webapp. Doesn't show/edit layers, can't change colors, interface sucks. Basically useless
Disappointed I read about My Maps and was very excited to create a map for my upcoming vacation. I was disappointed, however, at how difficult it actually is to use.Why does it not ask you what layer you want to add a location to? Instead it just adds it to your most recent layer and I have not been able to figure out how to move a location to a different layer. And why can't you edit the icons within the app? You can only edit them from the full Web version. Great ideas... just not executed well and not user friendly.
Even though it doesn't have the editing functionality of the web app, it would still be okay if it at least reflected all the work I had done IN the web app. Sadly, it does not. It stripped the colors from the location markers, leaving me with a field of more useless white placeholders than the line to get into the Republican National Convention. Seriously: why bother releasing this, Google?
So disappointed ... As wonderful as *some* of the feature are (or can be), the simple fact is that getting from the list of "Saved Maps" to navigating *to* that saved location ("using the map") is unbelievably convoluted! This is such a disappointment because Google is *usually* associated with innovation and intuitive design (ease of use, etc.). This is the very definition of counterintuitive, IMO! What were you thinking? Why *so* many non obvious steps just to use the stupid map? Plenty of other devs have done it! W.E.
Still Quite Buggy I constantly find bugs in this app that Google doesn't seem to want to address. One of the most annoying is that it displays every one of my maps as having been created in December of 1969, even though Google Drive always shows the correct "created on" date.
I have a request! If you add a feature where you can mark counties as a location, I might give this app a five-star rating.
• Add and edit lines
• On-demand permissions (Android 6.0+)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements