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| December 17, 2012
Google Maps Downloaded More Than 10 Million Times In Its First 48 Hours
Google has just confirmed the obvious: its Maps app for iOS is a hit. Jeff Huber, senior vice president of commerce and local at Google, just announced on Google+ that the app was downloaded more than 10 million times in just 48 hours after its release last week. Here’s his complete post:
More than 10 million downloads in less than 48 hours after release! 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. If you're an iPhone user and haven't downloaded the Maps app yet, get it on the App Store or visit: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id585027354?mt=8. If you already have it -- thank you, and please tell a friend. Any feedback you have is welcomed, here in G+ or in the app (just shake it).As pointed out by The Next Web, that number accounts for almost 2.5 percent of iOS devices sold. While it’s fairly obvious that iOS users were glad to see the app make its triumphant return, some were were less than thrilled. According to noted blogger John Gruber, Apple executives were “seething” at the positive reaction. In our own review of the app, Christine Chan called Google Maps a big improvement compared to Apple's own solution. The app is available for the iPhone and iPod touch. It can be downloaded in the App Store now. Source: Google+ Via: The Next Web