The long-awaited debut of Google Maps for the iPhone was welcomed with open arms by iOS users. In a matter of hours, Google’s (GOOG) mapping application became the No.1 free app in the App Store and had Apple (AAPL) executives “seething” over its success. Jeff Huber, Google’s senior vice president of commerce and local, revealed just how well the app has done. The executive announced on his Google+ page on Monday that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded more than 10 million times in less than 48 hours after its release. “We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world,” Huber said. “Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years.”

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.