Google Finishing Up Maps Application For iOS


Sick of using the native iOS 6 Maps application? Google is coming to the rescue – quickly!

A new report from WSJ, or Wall Street Journal, is indicating that Google is putting the finishing touches to it’s iOS Maps application. See what’s in store:

The head-to-head battle between Apple and Google in mobile maps is drawing nearer.

Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work on Apple’s iPhones to some individuals outside the company, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, though it’s unclear exactly when that will happen.

The report goes on to say that the Google Maps application will also feature turn-by-turn directions, as well as, the infamous Street View. They also state that Apple’s SVP of Internet Software & Services, Eddy Cue, is also working closely with the team at Apple to see if they can fix the native iOS Maps application, for the better.

It’s interesting to see how this will all pan out – in October, we saw leaked screenshots of the Google Maps app, and we heard that Apple could reportedly approve the application, from a developer standpoint. We also reported on Nokia’s new map application that was unveiled this week.


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