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iOS Maps app from FM Go?
03-17-2013, 02:44 PM (This post was last modified: 03-17-2013 02:53 PM by lhoong.)
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iOS Maps app from FM Go?
Just got a request/question from a client if it's possible to use Apple Maps on iOS from FM Go 12. The Open URL script step appears to be hardwired to use Google Maps regardless of the map URL used. Following the Apple Dev. docs ( see http://bit.ly/Wu3Ulc ), I tried using:

"http://maps.apple.com/?" & "q=" & Clients::Street & "," & Clients::City & "," & Clients::State & "," & Clients::ZIP & "," & "U.S.A."

but it still opens in Google Maps, even if you click on the button "Open in Safari".

Not much help from Google search.

Anyone got other ideas?

Lee.
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03-20-2013, 12:07 PM
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RE: iOS Maps app from FM Go?
How strange! I opened up those maps.apple.com?q= links in both Safari and in Chrome in iOS, just by typing them in the address bar. Chrome always opened up maps.google.com, and I only got Safari to open the maps app once. It opened maps.google in a browser, and I don't have the Google maps installed. I do see several posts around the web complaining about it, but nothing concrete as far as a solution goes. Could you reach out to Apple / file a bug report about inconsistent behavior?
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03-20-2013, 05:15 PM
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RE: iOS Maps app from FM Go?
(03-20-2013 12:07 PM)sarah360works Wrote:  How strange! I opened up those maps.apple.com?q= links in both Safari and in Chrome in iOS, just by typing them in the address bar. Chrome always opened up maps.google.com, and I only got Safari to open the maps app once. It opened maps.google in a browser, and I don't have the Google maps installed. I do see several posts around the web complaining about it, but nothing concrete as far as a solution goes. Could you reach out to Apple / file a bug report about inconsistent behavior?

I don't have chrome installed on my iOS devices, but manually entering "http://maps.apple.com/?q=…" URLs in Safari (iPhone) consistently displayed the map for the provided address, so I don't think there is a bug. I don't know why you got different results - perhaps there was a typo in the URL?

My results still point to FM Go mapping being hardwired to Google Maps - perhaps a future version will allow the option for Apple Maps.

As for the client request (which started all of this), the acceptable solution was a button to copy the address to the clipboard in FM Go for pasting into any mapping app in iOS.

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