If you've been misguided by Apple's
own mapping software in iOS, you have to be thrilled that Google Maps is back
and better than ever. Certainly many are, as Google Maps
notched 10 million iOS downloads
in the first 48 hours following its return, an indication that iPhone users were eager to run, not walk, back to mapping software that wouldn't leave them stranded miles away
from their destination.
In any event, Google Maps is once again available, and to help you get started (or reacquainted) with the software, the search giant has put together a list of 10 quick tips on how to make the most out of Google Maps on the iPhone. Some of them will seem old hat, like placing a pin on the map, but did you know you can shake your iPhone to send Google feedback?
"Help us improve the map and our application. If you find something that needs to be updated (like a closed road or a business that has moved) or if you have suggestions, just give your iPhone a shake and send us feedback," Google explains.
The guide also covers a few gestures, like swiping the info sheet to the left or right to browse additional results, and swiping the top bar to preview steps in Navigation (beta). Give it a glance and then let us know if you have any tricks of your own.