Google has just announced – on its official Google+ profile – the arrival of the long-awaited native Google Maps app for iPhone.
Similar to the existing version for Android, Google Maps for iPhone features voice navigation, satellite view, local search, Street View, traffic, public transport routes and really reliable maps.
Daniel Graf, Director of Google Maps for Mobile, told The Verge that the Mountain View giant started working on the app “this year” but did not elaborate.
Graf, however, commented that the application brings a new usability experience by offering a cleaner interface to users. “We took a step back and had the opportunity to create a new experience from scratch.”
Google Maps for iPhone is available in more than 40 countries and 29 languages through the iTunes Store. It is currently compatible with iOS 5.1 and higher, but it was not designed to work on the iPad. An update will be released soon for the tablet.