Friday, November 16, 2012

Google Maps App for Apple's iOS Soon

Ben Reid at Redmond Pie, quoting WSJ breaks 'good news' for the iOS users who have been tripping over themselves to pour scorn on Apple’s lackluster Maps offering, that a native Google Maps app could reach the App Store by the end of the year. The WSJ reports that the Mountain View-based search giant is applying the finishing touches before submitting.

It has also been transpired that a test version of Google Maps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now in circulation, and if true, suggests those left somewhat stranded by Apple Maps will soon have the familiar interface back on their iOS device.

The availability of much superior Google Map App to iPhone users would be a great facility as the Apple Map App had many inaccuracies and the users were really annoyed with Apple for providing a bad app when a superior app was available in the market.

The release of Google Maps for iOS to the App Store will be more than gratefully received, and even though iOS 6 was supposed to be the point in which Apple really challenged its rival in the mapping and navigation spectrum, the iPhone maker appears to have already spent its opportunity. From here on in, you feel, a large portion of consumers will simply go straight to the App Store and download Google Maps – regardless of the changes made by Apple.

via Redmond Pie


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