And finally came. As promised by the Internet giant, Google Maps reached iOS and is now available for all iPhone users.
Many would say, why a story about iOS in an Android blog? I think the news is so important that it is worth mentioning.
With the launch of the iPhone 5 and the new operating system iOS 6, Apple dropped Google Maps to promote their own Maps application that proved to be a fiasco because it had numerous errors and problems. Google promised to launch Google Maps for iOS and today is fulfilling its promise as Google Maps is now available on the App Store.
This new version of Google Maps for Android has been designed from scratch to combine the completeness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier. Google Maps for iOS provides the same experience on Android but with a slightly different interface more suited to the iPhone style, and shows Apple how to develop a geolocation application.
Google Maps for iOS provides many of the features of the Android version as voice navigation turn-by-turn, 3D buildings, Street View mode, inside view of more than 100,000 buildings, compass mode, different layers, directions from one place to another either by car, public transport or walking, information about different businesses and much more widely improving what Apple Maps offers .
Google Maps for iOS is now available for download from the App Store for free and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad and requires iOS 5.1 or later.