Google Maps for iOS Already Tops 10 Million Downloads
In what some are perhaps correctly perceiving to be a telling commentary about the quality of Apple's mapping service, more than 10 million downloads have already been logged by Google's new standalone maps application. Not bad for the first 48 hours of the app's availability on iOS.
Google executive Jeff Huber was first to trumpet the good news (for Google) this afternoon on his Google + page.
"We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world," he wrote. "Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years."
Not surprisingly, as of Monday, Google Maps remains the top free app in the entire iOS App Store. For now, the app works with the iPhone, iPod touch, and even the iPad, although a dedicated iPad app designed to accommodate the larger tablet screen hasn't yet been released. But it's coming.