Thursday, December 13, 2012

Google Maps For iOS Now Available, Takes Top Spot In The App Store Almost Immediately

Google Maps has made a glorious return to iOS devices thanks to the release of a standalone application. Once the go to source for all your mapping needs, Google was removed from iOS in favor of Apple's won sub-par offering. On Wednesday Google official released a new standalone app to be found in the Apple App Store.

Within a few hours after going live, Google Maps made its way to the list of the top free apps on the iPhone, showing just how disenfranchised users had become with Apple's offering. The new Google Maps app now includes turn-by-turn navigation, just like its Android counterpart, as well as public transit directions, integrated Street View, and a 3D-like Google Earth view.

The new Google Maps app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch (4th gen) iOS 5.1 and higher, in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Please note some of the features mentioned in this post aren’t available in all countries.

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