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Apple Maps adds data from GasBuddy and GreatSchools

Apple Maps adds data from GasBuddy and GreatSchools

Apple's Software
February 25, 2015

Apple seems to be working hard to make its Maps app even better. First spotted by, two new data sources were recently added to the service’s official acknowledgement page – GasBuddy/Open Store and GreatSchools. is a comprehensive tracker of gas prices in both the United States and Canada. The site does offer its own iPhone app that can be downloaded now for free in the App Store.

And as its name suggests, is designed to provide parents a better look at local education – all the way from preschool to high school. The site boasts more than 200,000 school profiles.

Currently, any data from those two sources doesn’t seem to be appearing on Maps for iOS or OS X. But more than likely, users should soon be able to view local gas station prices and local school information.

Since its botched introduction with iOS 6 in 2012, Apple has worked to improve the overall experience of the Maps app. After starting out only for the iPad and iPhone, it landed for OS X users in 2013.

The Maps app will also be an important part of the Apple Watch. Users will be able to view turn-by-turn directions on the wearable.

I’m a big fan of GasBuddy, so I’m really hopeful the gas station information will be available through Maps soon. It should also be a nice addition to the Maps app in CarPlay-compatible devices.

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Mentioned apps

GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas Prices
GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas Prices
GasBuddy Organization Inc

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