Google Maps for iOS Users: A Brief Overview

Google Maps for iOS Users: A Brief Overview

A year ago, Google announced an update for Android Smartphone users – the ‘Pit Stop’ feature, which allowed a user to locate the nearest refuel station. Recently, it again re-introduced it for iOS devices.  This update comes in the form of a beneficial feature to most of the mobile phone users would struggle to make it to a refueling station to an unknown destination. Though it was previously available to only android users, but now it has been extended to the iOS users as well.


What’s interesting is that you don’t have to go online in order to search the nearest pit stop, the map shows the pit stops even when you are offline. All you have to do is just tap the icon of magnifying glass which is located at the top right-hand side corner and you will be presented with a list of potential pit stops stations ahead. Moreover, you will also get addition options of the nearest restaurants, as well as coffee shops. Firms offering iOS app development services are constantly working towards making this update easily accessible to all the iOS users.

How To Install Google Maps On iOS?

This is one of the most frequent questions that will arise in your mind, once you come to know about the latest update. Well, given below are some of the simple steps following which you will end up installing Google maps on your iOS device.

Step 1: Install the latest version of X code for iOS

Step -2: Get the CocoaPods

Step -3: Once you complete the two steps, install the API using CocoaPods

Step – 4: Get the API  key from the Google Developers Console. You will receive an iOS key which you have to insert as and when required.

Step -5: Once you get the API key, add the key to the application

Step – 6: Add the Map after updating it in the ‘View Controller’

Step -7: Declare all the URL schemes that are used by API


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