Apple Users Download Google Maps 10 Million Times in Two Days
Published on: 18th Dec 2012
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Google's replacement mapping app for Apple's iPhone was downloaded over 10 million times within two days of being released last week.
In a comment on his G+ page, Google's senior vice president of commerce and local, Jeff Huber said "We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years."
Google released the app after Apple chose to drop the service from being embedded into its smartphones. However the company came under fire when its own in-house replacement proved to be vastly inferior to the service Google had been providing.
Apple apologized for the quality of its own service and recommended that users switch to Nokia or Microsoft in the meantime. Since then Google developed its own replacement service, and cruicially, is enabling other app developers to recode the apps so that they can use the Google service instead of the default Apple maps.
On the web: Jeff Huber G+ Page