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Old 08-06-2012, 06:27 AM   #11
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I've only used it for Google maps, not mapquest, but that is how it works - when you activate Sync, it'll ask if you want to download the directions.

I haven't been able to get it to work from my phone because the option to send to car doesn't exist on the Google maps app as far as I know.
It doesn't/didn't but the SYNC destinations app does. Just tried it on my iPhone and it's pretty neat.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:43 AM   #12
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It doesn't/didn't but the SYNC destinations app does. Just tried it on my iPhone and it's pretty neat.
So you located a destination using Mapquest on your phone and were able to send that to Sync?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #13
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Umm... why was I never informed of this feature?
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #14
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There's a mapquest app for the Iphone. Can you use that to send to Sync?
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Umm... why was I never informed of this feature?
Your trusty ol' salesman didn't tell you this either? Surprise! Most of them probably don't even know.
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I still don't see a send to phone option when I visit mapquest.com


Edit: I found it. I guess I needed to put in an actual destination before that option became avail. I tested it out a moment ago in my car. Pretty cool.

FYI the Mapquest Iphone app does not offer the ability to SEND TO.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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sync destinations from the android store works better. only problem is that you cannot use it while going more than 5mph.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.fordui&hl=en
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In other news, Apple is expected to release iOS6 next month which drops Googlemaps for their own Map software. It would be neat if they integrated it with SYNC... not to say its necessarily related to the above...

And as a side note, who is Dr Pepper on syncmyride.com? Hits up every single thread with multiple complaints... way past the point of calling wolf.
Actually, that won't change anything. the 'Maps' application in iOS has never been Google's production. The only thing that came from Google was the mapping backend (meaning, not the application itself, but the maps that it streamed). Any functionality that existed or was missing was completely because of Apple, and had nothing to do with Google.

That doesn't change the fact that it would be *incredible* if they integrated with SYNC. I'd love the same thing on the Android side...Ford released an app to basically do the same thing, but it's a horrible app and it doesn't work anytime you're moving. Useless if you're walking to your car.

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I'm not sure I'm understanding YOUR logic...

Why would Ford be "supporting" GM in the first place? That's ridiculous. I think you read the whole thing backwards. He's saying he thinks Google stopped supporting Ford and GM because now both services no longer work with Google Maps.

Why would Ford stopping supporting Google have anything to do with Google Maps and GM not working as well?

Ooooh I see what you're saying. For some reason I thought the meaning was that the OnStar mapping application couldn't send directions to SYNC anymore haha I forgot OnStar is the system that's loaded in the GM cars. Woopsie.
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sync destinations from the android store works better. only problem is that you cannot use it while going more than 5mph.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.fordui&hl=en
I actually think that's a great design feature. While it's true that you may want a passenger to use the app while you drive, there would probably be a multitude of fools who would try to use the thing while driving. I'm glad Ford had the foresight to prevent that kind of thing and spared us all at least a few less distracted drivers.

FWIW, I find the SYNC Destinations iPhone app to be pretty good. Acquires and sends destinations to the car very quickly. I think integration into the phone's native map software would be ideal, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Actually, that won't change anything. the 'Maps' application in iOS has never been Google's production. The only thing that came from Google was the mapping backend (meaning, not the application itself, but the maps that it streamed). Any functionality that existed or was missing was completely because of Apple, and had nothing to do with Google.
True, Apple's app but they were still throwing cash at Google for use of that backend. Just like the native YouTube app. Apple's app but they were giving cash to Google (and exactly why the YouTube app will not be part of iOS6).

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That doesn't change the fact that it would be *incredible* if they integrated with SYNC. I'd love the same thing on the Android side...Ford released an app to basically do the same thing, but it's a horrible app and it doesn't work anytime you're moving. Useless if you're walking to your car.
Totally agree. I'd love to see the integration but as far as iOS goes I just can't see them going out of their way to make it integrate seamlessly with something called "Sync by Microsoft". Just doesn't seem their style!
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