New App Puts Old iOS Google Maps Back On Your iPhone (Sort Of)

There's a new app for iOS called ClassicMap that offers a half-decent fix for anyone who wants things back the way they were. ClassicMap is basically built to be like Apple's new Maps, but you can switch over to a Classic mode that pulls in Google Maps information and overlays it on tiles.

But there's a catch. A few of them, actually.

First, the tiles are sloooow. Searching for things by name seems out of whack too. And the big killer is that it doesn't do directions. On the bright side, addresses seem a lot more accurate, and the compass is actually better (a small but important detail).

The app isn't perfect, obviously, and most of you will probably want to wait for it to pick up some kind of directions utility, but it's up on GitHub right now so you can have a go tinkering with it. [iTunes via CultofMac]

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