Google Maps Finally Hits the iOS App Store!

The long awaited Google Maps app for iOS devices FINALLY hit the App Store tonight! Although people have been having fewer and fewer problems with Apple’s Map app, Google still is king of maps, especially with the public transit maps.


And the cool thing is, even if you have an iPhone 4 or 3GS, you get turn-by-turn voice navigation (unlike Apple’s Maps app where you need at least the iPhone 4S for voice navigation)!

You will have to have at least iOS 5.1 installed, though.

Also, you will most likely need to click on this link to get it in the App Store:

It didn’t show up in the App Store search when I did a search for it, probably because it is so new to the store.

Here is the description of the app from the App Store:

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

* Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search.
* Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews.
* Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

* Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
* Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
* Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery
* View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
* See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
* View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use
* An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone.
* Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world.
* Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

Let us know in the comments where in the world you successfully download it from, and how well it works for you.

Written by Ian Brown
Ian has been involved with computers since very young. He took his first computer class when he was just 8 years old. He always had an affinity for computers, but never really took it seriously. It was not until he graduated from college and experienced the real world for a while did he realize that computers may be where his talent and passion lie. He has since branched out into Internet marketing and LOVES it. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he services clients ranging from residential to small business to celebrities.