Google has announced that it has released Google Maps on iPhone. The app has quickly ascended to the top of the Apple App Store.
“The app shows more map on screen and turns mobile mapping into one intuitive experience. It’s a sharper looking, vector-based map that loads quickly and provides smooth tilting and rotating of 2D and 3D views,” said Daniel Graf, Director, Google Maps for Mobile. “The search box at the top is a good place to start—perhaps by entering the name of a new and interesting restaurant. An expandable info sheet at the bottom shows the address, opening hours, ratings and reviews, images, directions and other information.”
Google indicates they are constantly improving Google Maps with info on more than 80 million businesses and points of interest. There's voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, live traffic conditions and information for more than one million public transit stops.
“The world around us is constantly changing and, thanks to feedback from you, we make tens of thousands of daily updates to keep Google Maps accurate and comprehensive. Here’s a helpful hint for the new app: if you see something off, simply shake your phone to send us feedback,” said Graf. “To complete the Google Maps ecosystem, we’re also releasing the Google Maps SDK for iOS, and a simple URL scheme to help developers use Google Maps when building their beautiful and innovative apps.”
“Visit the App Store today and download the new Google Maps app. We believe this delightful new experience is a great starting point—and we’ll continue to improve Google Maps for you, every day,” Graf concluded.