Big news last night for iOS users who use a maps app regularly: Google Maps for iPhone was released. After all the problems,with Apple’s new maps in iOS 6 many people have been anxiously awaiting the return of Google Maps.
There was some speculation for a while about whether Apple would reject the app or hold up its approval, but it seems as if it got through pretty quickly once Google had it ready.
It’s no big surprise to see that there is no iPad version of Google Maps yet – Google seems to put very low priority on the iPad for most of their app releases. Their Google+ iPad version came a year after the iPhone app.
I’m not a real heavy user of maps on iPhone or iPad. I work at home and most of my meetings are by Skype and phone, so I’ve installed the app and will use it now and again, but I don’t have any great insight on how it looks compared to the last time we saw it as a built-in app before iOS 6.
Those of you who are big maps users, what do you think of the new Google Maps?