My apologies to Apple, the iPhone and the iPad, but the new maps applications is terrible and pretty much everyone agrees with me. Well, problem solved. The Google Maps app for iOS is already available. Go download it now from the App Store here.

I am afraid this will finally prove to Apple that they need to do a low of homework on their maps app. I wonder how many people will download Google Maps and the decrease in traffic Apple will see from its native app.

Anyhow, glad to have decent maps back on my phone!

From Google’s official blog:

People around the world have been asking for Google Maps on iPhone. Starting today, we’re pleased to announce that Google Maps is here—rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store. It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier.

The app shows more map on screen and turns mobile mapping into one intuitive experience. It’s a sharper looking, vector-based map that loads quickly and provides smooth tilting and rotating of 2D and 3D views. The search box at the top is a good place to start—perhaps by entering the name of a new and interesting restaurant. An expandable info sheet at the bottom shows the address, opening hours, ratings and reviews, images, directions and other information.