Google to Release Maps App for iOS Tonight

Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:24am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10917 views

Google is set to release a Google Maps app for iOS tonight as an alternative to the new Apple Maps app that replaced it in iOS 6, reports AllThingsD.

Maps had been pre-installed on the iPhone since the smartphone first launched, but the app was bounced in September with the debut of iOS 6. The big reason for the change? Google had declined to provide voice navigation for Apple’s map app, among other features, after it had made significant investment in building out turn-by-turn directions for its own mapping products on Android and elsewhere.

The site said it learned about the release of the Google Maps app for iOS from 'sources familiar with the matter'. Apple and Google declined to comment on the report.

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abhi - December 13, 2012 at 7:05am
Its released its called 'google maps' its up and running well. :)
Tzvi filler - December 13, 2012 at 4:19am
What time will the app be here?
keith - December 13, 2012 at 4:28am
it's already out. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Phunsuk - December 13, 2012 at 3:22am
URL to the App??
Keith - December 13, 2012 at 4:13am
It's not up yet. Stop trolling
Cyberdazed - December 13, 2012 at 4:14am
Apps are submitted for approval, not released. Apple then has to approve it, which can take weeks and even months. The app is not on the App Store. Not sure what app you are talking about but it's not Google's
keith - December 13, 2012 at 4:18am
what are you talking about? the app IS getting released tonight. It was submitted awhile back.
goober - December 13, 2012 at 3:13am
wheres the damn app already.
Jamie - December 13, 2012 at 3:05am
thank GOD
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