Google Maps for iOS Now Live in App Store

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    In line with a report from just a few hours ago, Google's new standalone Maps app for iOS [App Store] has just gone live in the App Store. The app offers iOS 6 users unhappy with the experience on Apple's new in-house Maps app the ability to switch back to Google's free offering.

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    The new Google Maps also offers a number of enhancements beyond what was offered when it powered the built-in Maps app on iOS 5 and earlier, most notably turn-by-turn directions. The absence of that feature from the built-in Maps app had been a major sticking point for the two companies, with its absence putting iOS at a disadvantage relative to Android and Google unwilling to add the feature to Maps for iOS unless Apple made concessions such as greater Google branding within the app and integration with Google Latitude.
    A number of reports had indicated that Google was working toward submission of its standalone Maps app, but some Google employees were reportedly pessimistic about its chances for approval. [Google Maps iTunes Link]

    Update: Some users are experiencing difficulties downloading Google Maps, and it may take some time for availability to propagate throughout Apple's servers.

    Article Link: Google Maps for iOS Now Live in App Store
     
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    Release the cracken!!
     
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    Welcome back; you were missed
     
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    Woo hoo ... !
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    temporarily unavailable for anyone else?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    i'm getting "the item you tried to buy is no longer available" when i try to install it.
     
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    Well...now we well see how fast apple fixes the (outside the US) issues.
     
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    Woot! I'm sure it'll be better than the past iOS version.. Downloading now.

    Edit: Can't find it anywhere.. Guess needs more propagation time..
     
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    "No longer available."
     
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    I don't see anything in the App Store.
     
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    looks cool
     
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    Me too.
     
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    Same here.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Same here.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Choice is good. Just downloaded it. :)
     
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    "No longer available".
     
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    Got it early.... yessss
     
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    "No longer available"

    They tease
     
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    Downloading now!
     
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    Downloading now...


    Want to see if turn by turn voice works on my iPhone 4
     
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    Cannot see it in Australian store yet
     
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    it has turn by turn
     
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    It may be good but the fact that I have to pull over to the side of the road and input an address is a deal killer. i would rather use a flawed Apple Maps product with Siri on the go.
     
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    The app is now offline according to the App Store
     
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    you put that back online this instant apple
     

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