Becomes top ranking free app.
Everybody’s favourite map service is back. The Google Maps iPhone app is now available, nearly three months after Apple booted it out as their built-in navigation system and replaced it with its own mapping software amidst much controversy.
Apple’s own map software proved less than stellar and became quite an embarrassment for the company.
But fans can breathe a sigh of relief because Google’s Maps app has been released and has quickly become the top-ranking free app in Apple’s iTunes store.
New features in the free iPhone app include voice guided turn-by-turn directions, street-level photography of local neighborhoods as well as three-dimensional views, public transit directions and listings for more than 80 million businesses around the world.
The only features not available in Google’s Map app for iOS that are offered by its Android counterpart are indoor maps, the ability to download maps for offline viewing, and voice search. However these are expected to be included in time.