Thursday, October 4, 2012

Street View comes to Google Maps "Mobile"

With the loss of Google Maps on the latest iOS6, one of the features I miss the most is not the maps themselves (... ok, I do miss them) but one of the often forgotten features that has proven so useful when trying to figure out exactly where a particular destination is: Street View.

Though we could still use Google Maps on the mobile web browser, in a similar way to how we use it on our desktop computers; Street View has an entirely different story... until now.

Google has updated their mobile Google Maps on the web, and added Street View. That means you can use Street View, on your iPhone or iPad with iOS6, today.

All you have to do is search for a location, or press one of the many interest points, and click on the pegman icon in the bar below.

You won't be able to use pinch to zoom, or even use the gyroscope to pan around and see the Street View scenery moving by itself, but I think it's safe to say, those are thing we can very much live without... until an official Google Maps app comes to the iOS.

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