The recently released mapping and navigation software for iOS – the ever popular Google Maps has already crossed the 10 million downloads mark within two days of its debut at the Apple App Store. The news was made official through a Google+ post by Jeff Huber, Google’s senior vice president of Commerce & Local.
“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,” Huber was quoted as saying.
The post also added that Google Maps within no time jumped to the top of the top free app slot – highlighting the importance of this application for iOS 6 users.
Google Maps, which once used to be the default Maps application on iOS devices lost that position earlier his year when Apple decided to go with its own iOS Maps application with iOS devices. However, iOS 6 Maps received mostly unfavourable reviews from consumers. This also led to some changes in the senior management at Apple.
There was news about the Google working on an installable version of Google Maps soon after the arrival of iOS 6. However there were also concerns whether Apple would allow a competing App into their app store. They eventually did allow Google Maps in and the rest as you know, is history.