Google Maps has just hit a huge milestone of 10 billion downloads on PlayStore. This makes Google’s native navigation app third to reach the milestone after Google Play Services and YouTube.
The success of Google Maps is attributed to its extensive features and ease of use to navigate routes. Also, Google replacing the Android Auto with driving mode for cars is a major push to Google Maps, as it remains as the default routing service.
Google Maps Sets a Record
Google acquiring Android in 2005 was one of the best deals ever made in history. As Google strived to offer Android for free to all OEMs, it packed its Google Play Services along with it as a condition. And this worked so well that, most Google apps are now being used widely by everyone.
One among them is Google Maps – a navigation service that offers pinning places, routing, etc. Google Maps is used not just by Android users, but also by iPhone users widely. This is because Google made it so helpful, by inducing new features regularly.
Thus, the app has hit a record of 10 billion downloads in Google PlayStore. This milestone is the result of Google’s efforts to make the service helpful, where it recently updated the navigation experience to let users decide how they want the app’s UI to be aligned, so the right-hand drivers can handle the car more accurately.
Android Auto is a big push for Google Maps too, as it maintains Google Maps as the default navigation service. Google replacing the Android Auto with driving mode doesn’t later Google Maps’ position, and even helps to rake in more users.
Google Maps touched the 5 billion download mark on PlayStore in March 2019 and took just 2+ years to get another 5 billion downloads. Now, it’s the third app to record over 10 billion downloads, after Google Play Services and YouTube.