Google Maps is currently the number one free app in the app store, and there’s no wonder why! As most of you techies know, the famous app use to come pre-loaded in Apple devices. With the launch of the iPhone 5, users found out Google’s popular app would no longer come with the most recent iPhone. Instead, Apple added a navigation service of their own that came with embarrassing errors! Just months after the iPhone 5’s release, Google Maps is back as a downloadable app, and it’s better than ever before! Apple made a very public apology and even fired a top executive. Obviously, Apple realized their fault, but not in time to hide their greediness shown in thinking they could compete with Google’s world-renowned mapping system!
Google Maps came back big, upgrading the app to have access to public transit information, live traffic and the popular street view feature! The app was just released on December 13th, and already has nearly 17,000 user ratings giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars! Google Maps is simple to use with a very user-friendly layout! It’s a must have app for everyone! Lookout navigation apps, Google Maps is back with a BAM!
iTunes lists Google Maps’ features as such:
* 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.