Google’s Maps app for iOS is the number 1 free download application on the Apple’s App store. Jeff Huber, Google SVP of Commerce, wrote in a post that this app saw more than 10 million downloads within the first 48 hours after its release. The app has garnered around 8,000 reviews till this time and mostly all of them earning five stars.
Google map was replaced with Apple’s Map apps after the launch of iOS 6 in September. It was set as the default navigation program for iOS but it proved to be a messy affair with the company receiving complaints of missing locations, faulty images, bad directions and a host of other slipups.Google Maps iOS App.
Apple was forced to clear the Map apps even going to the extreme of asking its users to switch to other Map apps as an alternative. Apple’s iOS software chief, after refusing to sign an apology letter for the flaws in the Map app was reportedly fired due to this fiasco.
The new Google map app offers all the features of an iOS standard app but with a cleaner as well as enhanced look and feel.
This app didn’t take any time to get to the top spot amongst the free iPhone apps. Search for your destination by typing or speaking it. You can even type specific addresses or business name or landmarks. Just tell the app whether you are driving, walking or using some other transportation and it will tell you turn by turn directions. You can even switch your view from traffic to public transit to satellite.
Google has provided its users with free advice on how to get more out of the map app. “10 ways to make your Google maps for iPhone experience even better” is a new page dubbed by them that reveals handy features that you might not be aware of.
This app is only available for the iPhone although it will work on the iPad too but there is no specific version yet for the tablet.
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