Google hits the mark again: Re-launches Google Maps for iPhone users
After being replaced with Apple’s home-grown mapping service that offered misplaced landmarks and led to user complaints, a public apology from the Apple’s CEO, and the sacking of a top executive, Google Maps have finally made its way back on the iPhone. Driving back to the iTunes, the Google-powered maps application will enable users to find their ways more easily and conveniently. Within hours after its release on the iOS platform, the software application reached the first place, garnering ‘five star’ reviews from most of its users.
The new freeware Google Maps app features a revamped interface that offers a surprisingly satisfying experience and a cleaner look and feel. The app allows you to search your destination by either typing in your location or speaking out the name of the destination or the landmarks. The Google Maps app also provides Apple users with three view options: public transit view, live traffic view, and popular street traffic view. You can quickly toggle between different modes of view – from traffic to satellite to public transit. The street view lets you swipe your way around 360-degree panoramas of different locations. The software also includes two new popular features – turn-by-turn navigation and birds-eye view of landscapes. Both these features were previously available only onÂ AndroidÂ devices.
Besides this, Google Maps will provide you with spoken turn-by-turn directions, making it easier for you to locate destinations while you are on the go. The locations can be easily traced with the tap on the search bar, but the result page has been refined to show statistics like distance, time of travel, and user reviews about the place. But the top most advantage of Google Maps over all other destination locating apps is that Google Maps are incredibly accurate, the searching results show up pretty quickly, and the mapping is also pretty fast.
Google Maps can be conveniently downloaded from the App Store.
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