Apple has a history of favoring its own apps in iOS but that’s changing in iOS 8. Apple Maps now allows you to jump out of the app into third-party mapping apps with ease.
When you’re looking up directions, you’ll see a new menu option at the top labeled “Apps.” Tapping on it will bring up a list of installed apps as well as recommended apps from the App Store.
Apple promised better integration with third-party apps at WWDC and we’re beginning to see that now. This is a great feature for users who don’t like using Apple Maps. Apple Maps was so bad, Apple CEO Tim Cook has to issue a public apology and a promise to do better. At least now there’s an easy way to avoid it.
Via: Cult of Mac