Google Updates Google Maps SDK for iOS, Lets Developers Ditch Apple Maps

by Brandon Russell | February 22, 2013

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Google on Thursday updated its Google Maps SDK for iOS, making it possible for developers to embed the application inside their own apps.

It’s not exactly giving iOS users control by allowing them to set Google Maps as the “default” application, if they so choose, but it does give developers an option. This is probably the closest we’ll ever get to Google Maps for iOS being the “default” for iPhone.

In addition to that new ability, the new SDK also includes support for ground overlays, gesture control and geodesic polylines, Google said.

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