Finally, the official Google Maps app for iPhone has been released. Google Maps app for iPhone is now available for download in the app store. The application comes after a few months of its removal as a built-in app from iOS. iOS 6 was the first version of iOS to not include a Maps app with a Google backend instead apple introduced an in-house mapping solution in iOS 6.
Some prominent features in Google Maps app for iPhone include voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, public transit directions, Street View.
The in-house mapping solution has been nothing but trouble for the company. Timing couldn’t be better for the official Google Maps availability for iOS, as the criticism continues for Apple Maps apps and inaccuracy of directions even led Austrailian Police to issue a warning to drivers.
Download Google Maps for iOS
Google Maps app is available for iPhone and iPod Touch only. iPad version is not out yet. You can download Google Maps for iPhone from the app store for free! [Download Link – iTunes]
From Google’s release notes:
Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.
- 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.