For years, Apple decided to eliminate its dependency on Google and remove its Google Maps app from the iPhone. While we can download it from the App Store, it is not native. The native app is typical of the bitten manzanita and tries to match and surpass the competition. However, for years it has been one of the most criticized applications, although it has been improving. Some opt for the option of Apple and others for Google, not for being better, but for the functions they seek. Below we will see 5 reasons why you may prefer the native application.
5 advantages of Apple Maps:
The company of the manzanita wants to make its users fall in love and provide them with great exclusive software. For better or for worse, Google also wants to conquer us. In this battle, both companies introduce new features and improve their services. Let’s see why you should opt for Apple Maps instead of its big rival.
Siri is not integrated with Google Maps. It would seem that here has made a mistake Google to not adopt your app, but the fact is that it is Apple’s fault. iOS allows many apps to use Siri but within specific categories. Google Maps can not integrate the virtual assistant on iPhones.
Available on the Apple Watch. It is very easy and convenient to use Apple Maps from the Apple Watch. It tells you when you have to turn with arrows and drawings that make the task much easier.
Yelp integrated into Apple Maps. Although Apple does not have all the information that Google has, it uses data from other apps that collaborate with it. This is the case of Yelp, an expert in restaurants and businesses.
Label businesses compatible with Apple Pay. In Spain, this function may not be attractive enough yet, but I find it very interesting. I often do not carry enough money or I forget the wallet at home, but I could pay with the watch. If I do not know what business I can pay, I will not risk entering them.
Privacy does not exist in Google. As we already know, Google lives and benefits from user data. Apple only uses them to provide you with greater facilities and personalized content, if you wish.
Which application is better, Apple Maps or Google Maps:
The truth is that the Google option can have more data and information. That is why many prefer it over the other option. But do we really need that extra data? Today they are very even and according to what we want to do with the maps, we can use anyone. We will have to see if it is enough for us to be native to the iPhone or if we want some exclusive function of the Google app.
Although the BBVA bank became compatible with Android Pay a year ago, it was not the same as the Apple option. Your customers have been demanding this step for a long time and have finally given it. The BBVA Bank is already compatible with Apple Pay, the payment methods that facilitate purchases. Very soon your customers will be able to enjoy it from the iPhone, the Apple Watch and the rest of compatible devices. Very attentive to this cheerful news for the users and the company of the manzanita.
Apple Pay available at BBVA:
As we have mentioned since 2017 BBVA was available for mobile payments with Android terminals. However, he had not taken the step to become compatible with Apple Pay. This is what the Hypertextual media has said. In one way or another, now it is, so we can pay from our iPhone. For Apple, it is great news, because it extends its payment service. And this not only serves to loyalty users but to take a good pinch of fees payments. It is because of this type of conditions that banks refuse to accept mobile payments and put obstacles in their way.
In addition to the BBVA Bank, Apple Pay also supports a lot of options. Among them, CaixaBank and Banco Santander stand out. With them, the three most important entities in Spain are already in our digital portfolio (Wallet). If you have an account with one of these or other compatible banks, try Apple Pay. Convenience and speed assured, as well as security.
How to pay with Apple Pay?:
The first thing we have to do to make payments with Apple Pay is to enter our card. Open the Wallet app and we’ll add a card. By default, it already asks us to enter it when buying a new device. We can put the code of the card or scan it easily. After that, we will have it on the iPhone and we can pay without any problem.
When it comes to playing with her in a store or a store, the process is even easier. In the iPhone, we only have to press twice the Home button and in the Apple Watch the button of the dock twice. The card will appear and it will be activated so that we can pay for NFC. The truth is that it is very comfortable and you practically do not feel that you are paying. With the watch, it is even more comfortable because you do not even have to take the iPhone out of your pocket. And do not forget that now you can also pay with Apple Pay from the iMac and the MacBook.