Thursday, 13 December 2012

Google Maps are available at Apple App Store for iPhone

The Google Maps app is back at the Apple App Store, and is available again for Apple users. A few days after Mildura Police in Australia confirmed that Apple Maps have caused a number of motorists to be stranded in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park due to wrong listing of maps.

The free Google Maps app will be available for users of iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad, and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

Google Maps will be available in 26 languages including English, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

“People around the world have been asking for Google Maps on iPhone. Starting today, we’re pleased to announce that Google Maps is here—rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store.” A statement by the official Google blog, with the vector-based map providing rotating of 2D and 3D views.

“It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier. The app shows more maps on screen and turns mobile mapping into one intuitive experience.” Google added.

Back in September, Apple removed Google Maps over dispute regarding revenue shares, advertising, and the provision of those navigation and vector functions. Apple released the Apple Maps, but with a lot of complaints from users, citing lack of public transit directions and misplaced landmarks.

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