Google Maps for iPhone released

Rappler.com
The long-awaited Google Maps app for the iPhone has been released

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE 3) – The long-awaited Google Maps app for the iPhone has been released, and Google has a post up informing people that the app is rolling out worldwide..

The app was released in the US late night Wednesday, December 12 (Thursday, December 13 in Manila), and is a fully native app.

“The majority of maps features that matter are all here: traffic, turn-by-turn navigation, transit directions, walking directions, satellite view, street view, indoor photos, Zagat restaurant reviews, and a bit of integration with your Google profile,” technology site The Verge reported.

Gizmodo adds that Google will also be coming out with a “Google Maps SDK for iOS and a URL scheme to get third party applications to launch the Google Maps app and perform searches, direction requests and display map views.”

Earlier, we reported that people were having trouble grabbing the app from the App Store. As of 1:30 pm Manila time, it seems people can now freely download the app without trouble if they have a US account. Enjoy! – Rappler.com