Google putting ‘finishing touches’ on its own iOS maps app
Google has reportedly begun testing its own mapping application for iOS among outside users, further supporting rumors the company plans to submit it to the App Store in the near future. The Wall Street Journal cites unnamed sources that claim Google is in the process of putting “finishing touches” on the app before submitting it for approval through Apple. Not only will the app use Google’s own data—like the default Maps app under iOS 5 and earlier—it’s also said to include turn-by-turn navigation. That feature was not previously available under Apple and Google’s partnership.