Within a week of its release on iOS, Google Maps has been garnering a very impressive download count. According to Jeff Huber, Google senior vice president of Commerce and Local, the download count for Google Maps for iOS crossed the 10 million mark in under the first 48 hours of its release. He announced this achievement in the company's Google+ page.
Google had announced in a blog post recently that it was rolling out Google Maps for iPhone which is to be made available through the Apple App Store. Also Google claims that it has been designed from the base up by combining the accuracy and comprehensiveness of Google Maps with a user-friendly interface. This will allow users to find what they are looking for, easily and quickly.
The new Google Maps for iPhones is sharp-looking and provides smoothness in rotating and tilting of both 2D as well as 3D views. There is a search box which makes it easier for the user to locate places.
An expandable info sheet is given at the bottom where you can read about the timings, rates, reviews and so on about the place you want to visit. The Street View feature and turn-by-turn navigation which is voice guided are other notable features.
The new Google Maps app is supported on iPhone and iPod Touch with iOS 5.1 and higher in over 40 countries as well as 29 languages.
Google has also hinted that giving a feedback to Google has been made very easy. All that needs to be done is to simply shake the phone for doing so. Google Maps has been a welcome change from Apple's Maps.
Download Google Maps for iOS from Apple's iTunes Store.