Hacker ports Google Maps on iOS 6, shows it off in a YouTube video
iOS hacker Ryan Petrich claims to have ported Google Maps on iOS 6. He took to Twitter to announce his feat and said that he was running a port of the Google Maps app from iOS 5.1 on an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6. He has posted an video of the Google Maps app running on iOS 6 in a YouTube video.
His hack, however comes with its own set of kinks. For starters, it is quite buggy and prone to crashes. The hack also only works on jailbroken devices and it cannot be distributed to the public. He says that if the distribution issues are sorted he will release a copy of the app with an installer.
Apple has copped a lot of flak for the removal of the Google Maps app from iOS 6 in exchange for its own nascent solution, which admittedly is not as fully featured or accurate as Google Maps. As of now users have reverted to creating a short-cut of the Google Maps webpage on iOS 6, but that has proved to an inefficient solution.