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Hi, I just bought an iPad and am very disappointed because I wanted to look for Foreclosures on it the same way I do on my laptop but apparently Google uses a different application for the iPad.

Here is what is going on.  On my laptop, I pull up Google, select Maps, put an address in the search box and it shows the location in a small map on the right and on the left, it asks if I want to search nearby.  I select that and type "Foreclosures" in the box and all the foreclosed properties in the area show up on the map and there is a description for each on the left.

When I try to do this on the iPod, I don't get the "Search Nearby" box.  Is there a workaround for this problem?
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Use Safari instead of the Google Maps application. Navigate to maps.google.com. tap the icon pictured below, then tap Classic.

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by:camtz
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I opened Safari as you said, typed google maps.com in the address bar and it opened up a U S Map but I don't see the icon you are talking about anywhere on the page.  Have you tried this using an iPad?
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Yes. If you navigate to maps.google.com you should see the following view. If not, just try tapping the screen once and the icons should appear.


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by:camtz
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This was great for the first time I tried it.  I hit classic and it gave me the same options I have on my laptop however I went back to try it again and now when I hit classic I get the following on the left;
Get Directions    My Maps
Set default location
Put your business on Google Maps

I have tried doing this several times but every time I click on Classic I get the same thing.  So what am I doing wrong?
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by:camtz
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This works great just as you said but the application crashes every time I try to use it.  It crashes at the point where I am selecting the variables. Could you please try it and see if it crashes for you.
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by:md624
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You must search for a location to get the "Search nearby" option.

I did experience a similar crash when selecting variables. Which iOS version are you running?
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I use Windows XP
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Which iOS version is on the iPad? The newest release is 4.2.1.
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I went to About and there is a listing there for Version and it reads 3.2.2 (7B500).  Is that what you are asking?
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Yes. You can plug the iPad into your computer and click "Check for update" in iTunes to get the latest version. Once updated, test again.
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