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  • Google Will Reportedly Launch Google Maps iOS App Tonight


    After the long time disappointment from many users due to Apple’s mapping solution replacing Google Maps for iOS in iOS 6, the wait to get a Google Maps application on your iPhone may finally be over. AllThingsD reports that Google is set to release their official Google Maps application in the App Store tonight.

    The Google Maps application has been in its beta stages for several weeks now and was distributed to testers to make sure the application worked correctly before officially releasing it. Images of the application were leaked in its alpha stages just two months ago, showing a Google-esque interface.

    Should the application become available in the App Store tonight, it is expected to be free. It should offer more features than are available in the Web application, which is all that iOS 6 users have been able to use apart from the stray handful of third party Google Maps applications that land in the App Store and ended up getting pulled. That's not to say that every single one has been pulled, however.

    There has been worry from the Google side of the fence that the application may not pass the App Store’s approval process, so it should be interesting to see if the application becomes available as it is expected to be. We will update you if the application becomes available.

    EDIT: Google Maps is now available for iOS for free in the App Store from this link. See our article on it here.

    Sources: AllThingsD
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Will Reportedly Launch Google Maps iOS App Tonight started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Nice.
    1. emmanravalo's Avatar
      emmanravalo -
      finally updating to iOS6 soon..
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Cool
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Glad to hear this... can't wait to grab a copy myself!

      Here is the link to it for the lazy peeps! lol

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goog...585027354?mt=8
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Never had a problem with iOS 6 Maps app myself, but good to see that there's some competition that'll (hopefully) make Apple get itself together and make the iOS 6 Maps apps reach its full potential.
    1. Justahbu's Avatar
      Justahbu -
      i like the iso maps app works great and never had a single problem
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Justahbu View Post
      i like the iso maps app works great and never had a single problem
      Where did you get the iso? Lol
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      Where did you get the iso? Lol
      Maybe it varies from city to city can't all suck.
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      Crapple, There some thing u can't do on ur own. Why even try? I'll take google map R Navigon any time." The way i want, not get it as is"...
    1. Torinate's Avatar
      Torinate -
      Lol! Apple maps is so poor, police have warned people to not rely on it!

      Can't wait!!!! Long overdue!
    1. NSXrebel's Avatar
      NSXrebel -
      I'll stick with iOS maps, been working fine for me. I try to avoid Google services/products as much as I can. Their search is about the only one I use, other than that, I'll stick to other choices.
    1. Darrabill's Avatar
      Darrabill -
      It's one the App Store now I went and looked at google's developers page/list of their apps and it was the last one
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Darrabill View Post
      It's one the App Store now I went and looked at google's developers page/list of their apps and it was the last one
      Bam, direct link for the lazy among us.
    1. JustBrenden's Avatar
      JustBrenden -
      It's out now.
    1. ChicagoV's Avatar
      ChicagoV -
      It would be great if there was an option to use this as the default for everything - Siri, Contacts, Reminders, etc. I know that's not happening. Still, options >>>>
    1. bgdre12's Avatar
      bgdre12 -
      Anybody have a download link for the .ipa.... it's already been taken down from the AppStore.
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      It says the item you are trying to download is no longer available. Did they pull it already or something?
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by bgdre12 View Post
      Anybody have a download link for the .ipa.... it's already been taken down from the AppStore.
      Negative, it's live and functioning in the US App Store (for me at least, just downloaded it less than a minute ago).

      Also, this is technically a request for a pirated app, even though it is free. Piracy isn't exactly welcomed here.

      Just hang in there, you'll probably be able to download it in short order.
    1. PHOEK's Avatar
      PHOEK -
      Quote Originally Posted by bgdre12 View Post
      Anybody have a download link for the .ipa.... it's already been taken down from the AppStore.
      https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8
    1. sobeniceguy2's Avatar
      sobeniceguy2 -
      It is live now. But it does not show public transit info for miami lol