The Wall Street Journal is reporting that there is now a test version of the Google Maps app being used outside the company. Google is working on a new version of their Maps after Apple showed them the door in the iOS 6 update & since Apple’s version of Maps aren’t that great, this isn’t a bad look at all. Won’t be too long now. It’s also gonna be pretty major for New Yorkers, since Google Maps gives transit directions & Apple doesn’t. More after the jump.
The forthcoming Google Maps app for the iPhone is expected to contain turn-by-turn navigation that would allow people to use it like a GPS device while driving, said the person familiar with the matter. The turn-by-turn navigation feature didn’t exist in the previous Apple-device version, partly because of various disagreements between the companies over other aspects of the Apple-controlled app.