Google Maps For iPhone Arrives In The App Store

As expected, Google has just released the much-awaited Google Maps for iPhone.

Here’s the brief description of the app:

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

Google Maps for iPhone comes with the following features:

* Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search.
* Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews.
* Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

* Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions.
* Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions.
* Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery
* View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View.
* See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide.
* View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use
* An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone.
* Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world.
* Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

The Google Maps app is available for iPhone and iPod touch (4th generation or later), iOS 5.1 and higher. It is available in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

You can download it using this App Store link. Let us know what you think of the app and how it compares with the native Maps app.


It looks like the app hasn’t propagated throughout Apple’s servers, so you may want to try again after sometime. Let us know if the app is available in your country.

Via: Google Official Blog

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  • DJ Flea

    I hate when I have to wait so long to get an app on the store outside of USA.

  • Lynne B Reno

    google maps for iphone is “temporarily unavailable” on itunes..hmm

  • Jamjord

    Have they pulled it all reddy can’t download it

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Try again, I could download it just now in the German App store, no probs.

  • Ryan

    I keep getting the error that “The item you tried to buy is no longer available.”

  • Vishnu

    Not yet available // form New York City

  • grim reefa

    Nothing in UK appstore yet.

  • Chupaso

    Nothing in Los Angeles

  • Darren

    It is out and available for download in Singapore. The ONE map app to rule them all..

  • runtmedia

    visit tihs on your iDevice, itll open it up and you can download it.

    Thank me later.

  • Alex

    I have downloaded and ran it fine in Dallas. Had to use the provided link to find it though

    • Max Dell

      Dallas also, and removed for my ipad! :(

  • Itsyaboy

    Already removed !!! Wtf apple

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Not true.

  • Brian

    Downloading mine now

  • Matt

    I downloaded it
    From Seattle

  • Brian

    Yep. Up and running!!!

  • Brian

    I did have to use link

  • Raphael Cosme Stéphane Emmanou

    download in itunes then transfer to device

  • Kimk69

    Worked in jersey. Pretty quick maps. Not bad but to little to late for me. Why couldn’t they give us voice guided directions like 2 years ago or more. Still like apples better. Like the way the street sign names come up as your driving.

  • Dusty

    Got it , Canada (:

  • Ian

    Up and running! You do need at least iOS 5.1, but the cool thing is, Turn by Turn voice navigation works on the iPhone 4 (and maybe the 3GS), unlike Apple’s map app, which requires at least the iPhone 4S for the voice nav. Nice job, Google! I did have to use the link in this post as well. Didn’t come up on the search since it is so new to the app store.

  • Ants

    Google just smoked the apple maps app! Sooo friggin cool….beautiful design ….welcome back street view!

  • Ants

    Ps working here in New Zealand

  • Jay

    Work perfect for me u have to download from ur pc or Mac

  • Zangpakto

    Works perfect in South Africa, no not available… Maybe it just isn’t available yet where you from or Apple servers are a bit slow because of everyone downloading it haha

  • DC

    Downloaded app for iPhone in Czech. Where is app for iPad???

    • iPhoneHacks

      It’s available only for the iPhone and iPod touch.

  • comtrak

    Not available in UAE!

  • Dc

    I’m from malaysia. It says not available in my country.

  • Stefan

    How to start street view?

  • Dc

    Is this map only available for iPhone 5? I’m using 4s with ios6.0.1. It says not available in my country.

  • Carlos

    Not available in Costa Rica app store (as usual)

  • stycxx

    Not yet in ghana store

  • Somplak

    Not available in indonesia

  • Lame

    This app seems kinda lame compared to the iOS5 version. First off its saying public transit information isn’t available for Vancouver, and second I’m forced to sign in with Google if I wait to save any locations…

    • Sebastian Rasch

      And there are no 3D maps anymore, if I see that correctly.

  • Sebastian Rasch

    The graphic presentation is very nice, much more detailed and exact than Apple maps. Really like it. And the satellite material is much better than Apple’s. I miss 3D maps though and the icon is kinda ugly. Also, the performance is much lower than Apple maps.

  • Xatruch

    Not available in Honduran store nor any other country in Central America…. This sucks….. As usual…. Who knows when will it become available…. By the end of next year…. Way to go google….

  • Lina

    Not available in Chile.