facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search

Google Maps is back for iPhone

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM   |   Comments

1 of 3
http://cdn.ph.upi.com/sv/em/i/UPI-7201355376074/2012/1/13553782252992/Google-Maps-is-back-for-iPhone.jpg
Dec. 13 (UPI) -- After several painful months, Google Maps is back in the Apple App Store.

Apple users were horrified when, with the update to iOS 6 in October, the ever-trusty Google Maps disappeared off iPhones and iPads, only to be replaced by a problematic new Apple Maps.

The new Google Maps for iOS is not the same as the old Google Maps, but instead takes the years of Google data that makes its map programs so powerful, tailored specifically to Apple's gestures and interface.

Public transportation is back (although no biking directions, for now) and adds the turn-by-turn directions features that had been missing from previous iOS versions.

The app is agile and trim: features like 3D flyover are kept out in favor of the improved detail that was missing in Apple Maps.

The world rejoices.

Follow @gabbilevy and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Frances Bean Cobain slams Kendall Jenner on Twitter
2
Nicki Minaj settles feud with Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg
3
January Jones appears topless in 'Sweetwater' photos
4
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
5
Christina Aguilera is reportedly pregnant with second child
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback