The Google Maps app is available officially in the Apple’s App Store, and overall it can be said that people are loving this app, compared to Apple’s Maps app. Those who have used Google Maps will want to make it as the default app but sadly Apple doesn’t offer a way to do this. For now, the default app is the Apple Maps and if you open any mapping URLs from Safari or Chrome, then those links will be opened in Apple Maps.
But thanks to the Jailbreak community, here’s a new tweak in town known as MapsOpener that will make Google Maps as default apps for opening maps. Once installed, MapsOpener will open any maps link from browser in Google maps instead of the default Apple Maps app.
This jailbreak tweak is available over at the BigBoss repository and it can be downloaded for free. You have to simply search for it from the Cydia store, download and respring. Once you do this, all of your links will open via the Google Maps. This tweak doesn’t offer any settings, but since it performs just one function, it doesn’t require any options panel. If you want to revert back, then you can simply uninstall the tweak to make Apple Maps as default.
Those who are on iOS 5 won’t need to use this tweak as Google Maps is already the default app. This tweak is only required if you are on iOS 6.
To download this tweak, search for MapsOpener from the Cydia app and then download it. Do let me know what you think about this tweak.