Here’s how: As a web app! Follow these simple instructions …
On your iPhone …
- Enable location services so your current location shows up as the familiar blue dot on the map.
- In Safari, navigate to http://maps.google.com. Follow the on screen instructions (or selected Add to Home Screen from the more actions menu bottom centre of Safari’s menu bar) to turn the site into a web app.
- Move the web app into a folder (optional).
You now have a web app on one of your home screens which, when tapped, will launch you directly into Google maps — with many of its features, including transit information. Enjoy!
Links: Tim Cook’s open and apologetic letter on iOS 6 Maps | Apple Insider’s article Google’s “iLost” Motorola ad faked an address to “lose” iOS 6 Maps