Google Maps Are More Popular Than Ever: 10 Reasons Why
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Google Maps app for iOS has been downloaded 10 million times, indicating there are quite a few things about the application that attract users and keep them loyal.Despite getting kicked out of iOS, Google Maps is still wildly popular on the mobile platform. After one week in the App Store, Google Maps has already hit 10 million downloads, making it the most popular free program available in that marketplace. This news comes as Google and Apple intensify their battle for mobile market supremacy—a battle that Google appears to be winning quite handily. Google Maps' popularity isn't all that surprising among those who have used Apple Maps. Apple's application was overrun with problems that the company has promised to fix in subsequent updates. But so far, the application is still as useless as it was months ago when it launched, leaving iOS users to scramble for programs to replace it. After all, mapping applications are extremely important on mobile devices. Too bad Apple didn't deliver a quality product. But Google has. Now the company is reaping the rewards of that effort. Here are the reasons why Google Maps was a sure hit once it arrived in the App Store.
1. Apple Maps won't cut it