Now get Google Maps in iOS App Store

Remember the story of motorists who got stuck in a snake-infested, desert corner of the country (Australia) while using their phone for directions. Disastrous! Dangerous! Damned!

But a good news now for iOS users.

Something has happened that was never expected or imagined.

Google maps is now available in the iOS app store as a free download. The application has a file size of 6.7MB. The maps application however, is only available for the iPhone at present, and not the iPad.



Google has stated that the maps are sharper looking, vector-based map that loads quickly and provides smooth tilting and rotating of 2D and 3D views.

One can also preview where they want to go with the Street View feature and see inside places with Business Photos to decide on a table or see if it’s better at the bar. There are also features such as voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic conditions to avoid the jams and if one wants to use public transportation, they can find information for more than one million public transit stops.

To complete the Google Maps ecosystem, they are also releasing the Google Maps SDK for iOS, and a simple URL scheme to help developers use Maps when building apps.

As of now, the Google Maps app does not seem to be available in the Indian App Store.

Plunto asks, is this the end of apple maps?




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