- 01-05-2013, 08:53 PM #101
- 01-05-2013, 10:34 PM #102
1. You can't export anything from any Google Mobile website. You'd need a desktop browser because the desktop Maps site won't load on WP. Never was blocked there.
2. Google used to provide a KML file download of your saved places, and may still. So, even if you could access it on your phone, your browser won't download it. You need a desktop. Never was blocked there.
3. Even if your browser on WP did download it, when did Bing Maps start supporting KML import? You need a pen and paper. Easier to do on a desktop. Never was blocked there.
I still don't get how the peasants stuck in the ghetto got any kind of reprieve here. Saved locations always were available to any user, on the desktop. Even in IE.
Your trolling used to almost make sense. Now, you're reaching. Besides, as much hatred as you have for Google and love for Microsoft, you should be thrilled that there isn't a full Google Experience on WP8.
- 01-05-2013, 10:58 PM #103
OS level APIs allow applications to interact with the operating system. YouTube, Google Maps, Bing Maps and every other Web service's APIs allow apps to access content. Copyrightable? Not the point because copyright isn't the issue.
Google didn't tell Roku that "you're violating our patents" with your YouTube app, nor did they tell them that "you're violating our copyright". They told them "you're violating our Terms of Service". That's probably the same exact thing that MS was told in regards to their YouTube app.
API access to any Web service is owned and controlled by whoever owns that site. If you want access to public APIs to benefit your own platform, follow the TOS like every other company that wants access has to do.
- 01-06-2013, 12:24 AM #104
I'm always pleased when a Google fan tells me my comments "don't make sense" and are "trolling" -- and takes the time to reply quite snappily.
It indicates that my core point is valid enough to warrant a passionate defense of the Mothership.
API access to any Web service is owned and controlled by whoever owns that site.
In GoogleWorld, Apple's scrolling algorithms and Microsoft's file integrity subroutines are something they should be able to cut-n-paste into Android for free... but APIs accessing a video stream on a web site are Sacrosanct Private Property that Google alone should have access to.
The wide-eyed earnestness of the hypocrisy is a novelty, but it doesn't change the fact that Google's argument (which you're regurgitating) is "nobody but Google should have IP rights, and Google's IP rights should be absolute."
- 01-06-2013, 09:13 AM #106
PS - I am not in any way defending Google's position. It annoys the heck out of me.
- 01-06-2013, 11:26 AM #110
Honestly, I don't feel like it's much of a loss. So long as I have some access to maps, I'm going to find a way to my destination, and google maps's web experience on a phone hasn't been my fave anyways. I like Nokia Drive's ability to get lots of huge maps at once, too. I don't know, I feel like people are blowing it all out of proportion anyways.
- 01-09-2013, 06:31 PM #113
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