Google Maps iPhone App Gets 10 Million Downloads In Two Days

Google Maps iconJust about a week ago Google’s new Google Maps iPhone app was released and oh boy were people waiting for it.

Jeff Huber, Google’s Senior Vice President of Commerce & Local at Google said on Google+ that in two days they had over 10 million downloads of the app.

The app has already hit the number one free app rank in the Apple App Store and has over 20,000 reviews with a 4.5 star rating. Finally, the reviews for the Google Maps app have almost all been stellar.

Jeff Huber wrote:

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 here.

You can read our story on the Google Maps app over here.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Mobile | Top News


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  • Jonah Sabean

    HAHA take that Apple :P

  • searchengineman

    Dear Apple:
    cc: Google, Twitter, Facebook.

    RE: Google Maps and the Walled Garden

    Apple how much further does your stock have to tank, until you get the message? Google Maps is just another skirmish in the war of walls.

    While Apple was shafting Google Maps on iOS6–locking them out,
    Google struck back and created a superior version of the product (Maps),
    Apple not only humiliated themselves with an inferior Map product. But enabled Google to come out ahead. (The world is upside down.)

    Apple stop this $#!!$$#@ war with Google. Job’s is dead he made it clear that he was at war with Google, So what’s your excuse Tim?

    Google & Facebook, Twitter don’t get off the hook either.
    Each of these giants has created its own version of the walled garden and we the SEO’s/Web Developers/Users have to leap over those walls to service our clients, with patches and band aids, 3rd party software solutions to get the information we need to do our work! (Until they’re smashed down..again..&..again)

    Current SEO Walls:

    “not provided”,
    iOS6 keyword referral data (None),
    API lockout Raven, SEO Moz (SERP Checking bad?)
    (Please feel free to Add to the list)

    I surf the web and find that now I have to log into every site I visit. Just to do the normal day to day stuff. What I find ironic is the Interwebs gets into a huff when SOPA and the United Nations want to impose regulations/restrictions on the internet. While those very same companies are already blocking/locking up information like 3rd world countries! Who do they answer to?

    The once open internet gets further walled while these giants battle it out.

    Why doesn’t everybody make nice, send the lawyers into a soup kitchen for a day or other charitable endeavor. Instead of working on yet another lawsuit or clever method of shafting the competition.

    Maybe Google can put up a new doodle up for that!
    (Plunger being removed from stuck toilet?..slurp sound)

    PS: While the Lawyers are in the kitchen poisoning the stew, Maybe you giants can actually make nice with one another and talk to one another again. So the web can be a productive place again.


  • Alok Pandey

    Google is the real boss! SEO Delhi

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