Google Maps for iPhone downloaded more than 10 Million times in 48 hours!

On December 18, 2012

Screen Shot 2012-12-13 at 1.18.50 PMEarlier we reported that Google was working on a new Maps app for iOS, and then a few days ago we reported that Google had finally released their long awaited app. While the app quickly became a success and shot to the top of the App Store’s charts in a matter of hours, I don’t think anyone could have anticipated just how popular it would become.

According to Google Senior VP of Geo and Commerce Jeff Huber, Google Maps for iPhone was downloaded a jaw-dropping 10 million times in the first 48 hours of its release. Huber made the following announcement on Google+

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’s new Maps app for iOS includes Street View and transit directions, two key features missing from Apple Maps in iOS 6. Apple originally wanted Google to add turn-by-turn navigation to the stock Maps app before iOS 6, and now both Apple Maps and Google Maps feature turn-by-turn on the iPhone.

Google Maps for iPhone is available for free in the App Store.