Attention those who still remember their parents’ stacks of old Thomas Guides, Google Maps for Mobile has hit a userbase milestone. More than 100 million people a month use the service across various mobile devices, according to a very interestingly-timed post on the Google Blog.
With GPS killing Android-only features like Google Maps Navigation, as well the increasing Google Maps reliance of app developers who want to power location-based services through the iPhone, it’s no surprise that the extremely useful service has grown exponentially since its launch in 2005.
Google Maps has most recently tried to take a cut of Yelp’s action with its Google Place Pages. Facebook shortly followed suit with their own social leaning “Place” in the name product. You might have heard of it.