Main Differences between Appxis and Google Maps

Why Should I Use Appxis When I Already Have The Google Maps App?

Check out the main differences between Appxis and Google Maps below, and you will know why you should use the Appxis mobile app to complement your Google Maps app, so as to enjoy the best map experience on your mobile phone/tablet.

No. Main Difference Google Maps App Appxis App
1 Main Focus (i) Location search
(ii) Navigation
(iii) Map tools
(i) Map notes
(ii) Information diary
(iii) Travel/map tools
2 Downloading Offline Maps (i) Download offline maps via region/area
(ii) Prevent mobile data over-usage & conserve disk space by saving offline maps via a maximum download area limit to prevent the map download data size & required disk space from getting too big
(i) Download offline maps via "Surf-And-Download"
(ii) Prevent mobile data over-usage & conserve disk space by saving offline maps via on-demand basis so that users can choose to save the exact map tiles at only the specific zoom levels they need
3 Using Offline Maps (i) Offline location search
(ii) Offline navigation
(iii) Saved map locations (Your Places)
(i) Offline map notes
(ii) Offline map notes organizer
(iii) Offline map tools (Draw on map, measure map distance, check coordinates, etc)
4 System Resources Usage (i) Has highly interactive, fun and advanced features such as Streetview, dynamic loading, interactive display, etc which may need quite a bit of battery power, RAM, CPU processor, disk space, etc (i) Features are designed to be short and simple, so that Appxis uses minimal system resources and do not drain battery power, RAM, CPU processor, disk space, etc
(NB. Very useful for travelers esp. when you are on limited battery when traveling on-the-road or overseas)
5 Core Map Information (i) Location name
(ii) Address
(iii) Photos/Streetview
(iv) Wikipedia/web description (if available)
(v) User reviews
(i) Inhouse Appxis editors provide professional writeups/descriptions/reviews on top map locations and leading travel/shopping destinations
6 Map Engine Methodology (i) Google Maps is continuously updated by Google, its users and suppliers to keep it accurate and up-to-date (i) Appxis allows users to check both Google Maps and OpenStreetMap simultaneously, so that users can compare the 2 most popular map sources in the world easily whenever you need to verify any "difficult-to-find" map details
7 Multiple Map Sources (i) Single map source, Google Maps (i) Dual map sources, Google Maps and OpenStreetMap
(NB. Users can get different map perspectives/information easily whenever you need to study or analyze a particular area/location)
8 Personal Internet Map/Map Blog (i) Your personal Google map is available on the Internet via your personal Google account, and users can specifically choose how you want to share it with friends/family (i) Appxis provides users with a personal Appxis URL (www.appxis.com/myappxis?u=yourchosenusername) to use as your personal Internet map or map blog
(ii) Your "My Appxis" personal Internet map is 100% anonymous and will not be linked to your Google account or any personally identifiable information
9 Map Blog Searchable Via Internet
(Very useful for businesses, bloggers, etc)
(i) Businesses and bloggers currently need to buy professional advertisement packages from Google if you wish to advertise your websites, products or services on Google platforms (i) Appxis allows users to post your personal or business web links on your personal Internet map/map blog "My Appxis" free-of-charge to market/promote your businesses, products or services
10 Map Information Privacy (i) Users can share specific map locations/information with your friends and family by generating the required URLs from your Google account (i) Map locations/information are usually shared anonymously, and will not be linked to your Google account or any personally identifiable information as Appxis is focused on giving users maximum privacy
(NB. Unless users choose to disclose your own identity to your own friends/family)
11 Draw On Maps (i) Add markers to your individual Google Maps using "Your Places" (i) Add map pins with your own map notes to your own personal map
(ii) Draw any lines, shapes, pictures, etc on any map locations in the world, and share your map drawings with friends or create your own custom maps
12 Different Set Of Map Tools (i) Google Maps main focus is to improve its location search and navigation tools, while keeping its user interface as simple and user friendly as possible (i) Appxis main focus is to improve its map notes and information diary tools, while keeping its user interface as simple and user friendly as possible