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Google Maps hits 10 million iOS downloads

Tue 18 Dec 2012
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Downloads of Google Maps have hit ten million, less than 48 hours since its launch on the iOS App Store.

The search engines standalone application has been embraced by users in the masses, with Google Maps coming in as the no.1 most popular free app on App store.

Google made the announcement this morning, while encouraging users to share their feedback of the app on their iPhone.

"We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world," says Jeff Huber, senior vice president of Commerce & Local, Google.

"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."

Returning to the iPhone after a three month absence, Google's re-introduction to the iOS mapping scene comes after Apple fired maps chief Richard Williamson because of a poor showing following the release of the iPhone 5.

Apple acted in a bid to win back trust from users disappointed with the programs flawed debut since September.

The mapping errors forced CEO Tim Cook into a public apology, with Scott Forstall also ousted after refusing to sign a letter apologising for the heavily criticised app.

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