Google Maps for Mobile Hits Milestone

The latest headline on the Google Mobile Blog says it all: “To 100 million and beyond with Google Maps for mobile.”

Following its introduction to the mobile world some five years ago, Google Maps for mobile has reached a significant milestone.

The number of individuals now using their mobile phones instead of a piece of paper to determine their destination route (via Google Maps for mobile) has exceeded 100 million per month.

Not resting on their accomplishments, the folks at Google have been ramping up efforts in recent weeks and months to make Google maps for mobile an even more integral part of our daily lives and journeys.

“Lately, we’ve been especially focused on helping you find the right place at the right time,” the company noted, drawing specific attention to the addition of Place Pages, which allows users to pick a nearby place and browse relevant information such as opening hours and review other “snippets” about surrounding places.

Adding more excitement to the offering’s growth are “Search by voice” and the new Places icon on Android. “With this latest Android version,” Google says, “we’re happy to see that you’re now searching for places almost three times as often, doubling how many Place Pages are seen a day.”

To read all the deserved praise and glory directed toward Google, check out the Official Google Blog.