Leaked Screenshots Show Google’s Upcoming Maps App For iOS 6

Leaked Screenshots Show Google’s Upcoming Maps App For iOS 6

Amidst the criticism of Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app, many users have been (not so patiently) waiting for Google to release their own official Maps application. While Google has confirmed that they have yet to submit an application to the App Store, they certainly have one in development. If these photos that were leaked today are to be believed, we could have our first glimpse of Google’s new Maps app.

While the interface isn’t impressive by any means, it sure beats the likes of Google’s miserable Gmail app it released last year. From the blurry pictures posted by developer Ben Guild, it appears that Google has brought over some Android design language into the app. Ben says the app will support the iPhone 5’s increased resolution, and will offer similar two-finger rotation gestures as the current iOS Maps app.

Since the blurry photos don’t really do the app justice, I put together a little mockup to show you what this new Maps app could look like running on your device. The result? A clean, if not somewhat bland UI. Still, anything Google releases would be enough to pacify the many unhappy customers plagued by Maps problems in iOS 6. What do you think? Is this something you’d use?

Leaked Screenshots Show Google’s Upcoming Maps App For iOS 6

  • djkikrome

    This complaining is getting a little ridiculous and really old. Take a survey on your own site with you own followers and I think you’d be surprised of the results. Apple’s maps are fine and work wonderful. And they work a lot better with the data stored for offline use. It’s a terrific app. Take a survey already. I’m tired of reading this crap on here already. Only a small percentage are bothered and it’s a small percentage I’m sure. Put up a survey all ready. Get feedback. And then quit putting up these “Apple is horrible with maps” articles. Post the news. Drop the crap about “problems with apple and for those who can’t wait patiently…” or whatever. This shit is old already.

  • Boris Terekidi

    I kinda like the new maps. The 3D view is awesome (i find it more helpful than streetview, since i can see the whole block from any angle I want), the turn by turn is terrific, maps load faster and look cleaner.
    Yes it’s still missing businesses, but that’s the question of time. Overall – iOS maps are pretty good.

  • Dennis Pierce

    The Apple maps app has worked just fine for me. No complaints here.

  • DdeviTo_3

    As an Android user it would be easy for me to bash, but I won’t. I’m considering upgrading my Galaxy X to the iPhone 5. After using the new Apple maps on my friends iPhone, I honestly can’t see what all the bitching is about. Can we have a comparison please?

  • Kuipo

    I wish we could stop complaining about apple maps and move on to news.

  • Michael Steeber

    This complaining is getting a little ridiculous and really old. Take a survey on your own site with you own followers and I think you’d be surprised of the results. Apple’s maps are fine and work wonderful. And they work a lot better with the data stored for offline use. It’s a terrific app. Take a survey already. I’m tired of reading this crap on here already. Only a small percentage are bothered and it’s a small percentage I’m sure. Put up a survey all ready. Get feedback. And then quit putting up these “Apple is horrible with maps” articles. Post the news. Drop the crap about “problems with apple and for those who can’t wait patiently…” or whatever. This shit is old already.

    I never claimed that Apple Maps are problematic. In fact, I think they’re great. I don’t understand why all of the commenters seem to think that this was a piece knocking Apple Maps. If anything, it was poking fun at the people who are complaining, and at the lackluster UI of Google’s app. I think there’s some miscommunication here.

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