Google Maps Application Already Top Free App in App Store
Following Apple’s bad luck with their Maps application, users have anticipated Google launching their own Google Maps application in the App Store for a long time. Now that it has been out in the App Store
for free for just one night, the application has already skyrocketed to first place in the top free App Store applications.
Google Maps is followed in the App Store’s top free applications section by Fun Run - Multiplayer Race
– another one of Google’s free applications that was removed from iOS in iOS 6.
How has Google Maps become the new top free application in the App Store so quickly? The first reason being that it has been downloaded so many times in such a short time. Another reason has to do with the fact that there have been more than 10,000 five-star ratings and positive reviews since the application’s launch last night. There is also the occasional disappointed reviewer that comments on the fact of there being no iPad-optimized version of the application.
One thing that can certainly be said about the Google Maps application is that it completely blows the iOS 5 version of Google Maps out of the water. The same can be said for Google's YouTube application. With more features and a sleeker interfaces, Google has managed to out-do the once-native iOS applications and make these services even more wonderful to use on an iOS device.
If you haven't downloaded Google's own Google Maps application just yet, the Google Maps application is free and can be downloaded from the App Store from this link
Sources: App Store
via CBS News