Just days ago, Google Maps returned to the AppStore as a third-party application after having been substituted on iOS 6 by the less-than-precise native app by Apple. Apple’s move to use their own maps application caused quite the uproar of complaints among its users. And Google Maps wasn’t the first Google app to be removed from Apple’s operating system–it originally happened with YouTube.
Google Maps for iOS offers many of the same features that the Android version had a while back. The interface is very different than the previous version, which was controlled by Apple, and offers turn-by-turn voice guidance to your destination, real-time access to traffic information for cities all over the world, and the ability to view train, bus, subway, and walking routes. They have also added the panoramic 360 degree Street View.
Google sync, is now even more powerful than before, allowing you to login and gain access to your favorite places and maps saved from the desktop version. You can also use the search option to find places nearby, providing your own feedback and ratings for local businesses.
What is clear is that whatever beef there is between Google and Apple, in this case when Apple revoked Google’s access to its platform, only negatively affects the user in the end. At least this time the result was a more complete and efficient app.
Download Google Maps on Uptodown
iOS version | https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/google-maps/id585027354
Android version | http://google-maps.en.uptodown.com/android
Official website | https://maps.google.com/