It’s been a long time looking for the right Google Maps application for iPhone, search is over as Google pleased to announce to the world that your much awaited reliable mapping application is now available for download at Apple App Store. Google Maps for iPhone is designed to get more comprehensive, easy to use maps, voice guided including turn by turn navigation, vector maps, Street View and more.
|Google Maps for iPhone (image by Google)|
Google Maps for iPhone features:
* Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search.
* Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews.
* Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.
* Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
* Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
* Access live traffic information in cities across the world.
Street View and imagery
* View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
* See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
* View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.
Simple and easy to use
* An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone.
* Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world.
* Use gestures to explore the map and browse results."
Few months ago after Apple launched its own mapping service along with iPhone 5 iOS6 and decided to drop Google. Lot of reports and criticism on the said application in terms of accuracy and lacked of features on what Google Maps had. The issue leads Tim Cook (Apple Chief Executive) in asking apology to all users about Apples Maps.
As Google Blog says, Google Maps is compatible to iPhone and iPod Touch (4th generation) iOS 5.1 and higher. Available in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, do note also that some features above aren’t available on some countries. (Sources: 1, 2)