Google Maps has returned to Apple’s App Store as a standalone app after being removed from the iPhone in September this year. The reintroduction brings with it a larger onscreen view of the redesigned vector-based map.
The app features everything that its Android counterpart does, including turn-by-turn voice directions, Street View and walking and public transport directions in supported areas. Google also has a new idea about getting simple corrections to possibly faulty map info sorted out, saying in their blog:
The world around us is constantly changing and, thanks to feedback from you, we make tens of thousands of daily updates to keep Google Maps accurate and comprehensive. Here’s a helpful hint for the new app: if you see something off, simply shake your phone to send us feedback.”
Google Maps for iPhone is available for iOS 5.1 iPhones and the 4th generation iPod Touch and has been released in more than 40 countries with 29 language options available.
Source: Google blog