Yes the app is a PWA. And yes, people rate it one star. That's okay with me. I give it three stars. Because the app does not support navigation or offline maps. So if you need that this isn't the way to go. The app also requires Chrome. I would give it 5 stars if it wasn't reliant on another app to work. You don't get five stars for a web page; I don't care how good the app is.
This is ridiculous. If people want a web link they can do that directly through Chrome. No need for a stupid "app". I was hoping maps go would be a light alternative to maps, but this is completely unusable. Please make an actual app that would at least support navigation and swipe gestures. I'm okay with it requiring an internet connection as long as the app would be usable.
Really bad. It doesn't tell me to walk on the sidewalk, so walking dirctions are not ever possible to follow, and this app is exactly the same as Google Maps.
Great 'go' experience. I don't have to use this go version. But I tried it. It's Impressive. I've read some reviews with low rating. It'd be great if they realise the whole purpose of Go version. It's targeted for low end devices with less ram and lower processors. It's impressive when you think about the way they utilised browser capabilities to build an app (as light as <200kb) and make it available for the people with devices having below average specs. Looks like they aren't planning to neglect anyone. See.
Google Maps Go is essentially a web link shortcut to Google Maps on web browser ONLY!!!. Such a RIDICULOUS & PATHETIC implementation. Moreover, to make Maps Go functional, it require Google Chrome to be installed!!!!! Need Maps Go to be small and light....Just make a small nice looking web link and load it to the bulky Google Chrome !!!! I'll give 1-star only.
This "light weight application" is a pure lie. Its not an app and it requires a PERFORMANCE HUNGRY CHROME browser to use this because it is just a link to Google Maps. Are you serious Google LLC?
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