Google maps for mobiles was started in 2005 , when google launched a java based application “Google map for mobiles”. It was develops to run on java based phone .On Nov 28 , 2007, another apps “Google maps for mobile 2.0” was launched. It was able to work on GPRS or without it.My location was used to determine the current user location with the help of GPS/assistant GPS location of mobile device.Wireless location method is calculated by discovering the nearby Wifi hotspots and using their location property.The order in which these take precedence is:
GPS based services
WLAN , Wifi based services
Cell transmitter based services
In Nov 2008 , the services was available for the following platforms:
Playstation Vita system software
On November 2009 Google maps Navigation was released in association with Google Android OS 2.0 Eclair on Motorola Droid , adding voice commands , traffic views and street view support.In march it was announced that google provided map to almost 150 million users.On Dec 13 , 2012 Google Maps was launched on ios app store.Google Maps has many of the features that are in their Android map application, including turn by turn navigation , street view, and public transit information. More recently on 16 july 2013 a stable release of google apps was launched .The size of this applications is 11.6 MB . The newly designed Google Maps app for Android devices, iPhone, and iPad makes navigating your world faster and easier.