Google Distributes Google Maps App for iOS to Testers

Posted November 16, 2012 at 1:19am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12710 views

Google has distributed a test version of its upcoming Maps app for iOS to some individuals outside of the company, according to a WSJ source.

Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, though it's unclear exactly when that will happen. If Google's new mapping app is accepted into the iTunes store, it will directly compete against Apple's new mapping software that is preinstalled on its mobile devices.

A Google spokesman said, "We believe Google Maps are the most comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps in the world. Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system."

Notably, the site also reported that the Apple Maps team is now reporting to SVP Eddy Cue.

Mr. Cue has been hands-on with the maps team and participates in regular meetings to fix the product, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Apple just enabled turn-by-turn navigation for Maps in Australia yesterday.

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Ramesh Nair - November 16, 2012 at 1:46pm
I would like to try
Steve Cock - November 16, 2012 at 8:36am
Bye bye apple maps lol
Hemanth - November 16, 2012 at 3:03am
Before release of I OS 6.1 the google put the maps into the App Store other wise nothing for google
Rick - November 17, 2012 at 1:41pm
Idiot...apple fanboy loser
Zetaprime - November 16, 2012 at 1:41am
There'll be a lot of angry people with torches and miscellaneous farming implements outside Apple HQ if They don't allow the Google app into the store after their screwup with the Apple maps.
Jodie - November 22, 2012 at 7:09am
In the complicated world we live in, it's good to find smilpe solutions.
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