It probably comes as no surprise that our readers’ favorite app released in 2012 is one of the most recent: Google Maps. Ever since Apple ditched Google’s program in favor of its own, self-made app, we’ve longed for a native maps app made by the Android makers. And on first looks, it really is great. It has a fantastic UI, lovely intuitive controls and – more importantly – can find locations. Great job Google!
With almost half of the votes, Google Maps was the clear winner. The closest “competitor” was the latest version of Facebook; the redesigned app from earlier this year. Zuckerburg’s native app was followed closely by YouTube’s latest update and iPhoto.