More than 100 million people a month are now using Google Maps wrote Vic Gundotra, Google’s Vice President of Engineering, Gundotra blogged about the evolution of Google Maps over the past five years, which has become immensely more valuable with the rise of mobile apps and GPS-enabled smartphones. It does help that the now top selling Android based phones comes pre-loaded with Google Maps.
Gundotra talks about other recent additions like Places Pages, Google Latitude and navigation features. “We hope this is just the start of how Google Maps for mobile will continue to evolve and let you explore the world right from your phone.”wrote Gundotra. ” We’re always inspired by how you’re using Maps, and we’d love to hear about a time when you found the nearest mechanic for a flat tire or discovered that hidden gem of a burger joint. If you have a Google story about when Maps for mobile has helped you, please tell us about it.”