Google Maps app has been welcomed with open arms by the iOS community. It took just a few days before it become the number 1 free app on the App Store. However, there’s a problem faced by everyone who is downloading this app. It’s not set to default, and every map link is still going to open on the stock maps app. However, there has been a solution released in the form of MapsOpener. It’s a jailbreak application that will open the maps links in the maps app by Google.
There won’t be any icon created on the Springboard after the app has been downloaded. After installation, the tweak is going to launch any maps link detecting from a browser in Google maps. However, any address links launched via Contacts app won’t present you with the location of that particular address. Apple Maps, on the other hand, are capable of doing so. Apart from this setback, it works allows you to plan route to go for any particular location.
To avoid distractions, you can place the Apple maps inside a particular folder. There are no issues, and it works well with Facebook as well. After you’ve selected the event to go to, it is going to redirect you to the Google Maps app.
So if you’re fed up with links being opened in the defaults map app, and want to give the creation by HASHBANG productions a try, go ahead to the BigBoss repository in the Cydia Store and download MapsOpener. It’s a free of charge to download. Let us know if you try it out and feel free to leave comments.
This article, Set Google Maps as the Default Maps App with MapsOpener, was originally published at simonblog.com.