Google has added Street View to its iPhone and iPad web app which should hopefully easy the pain currently being experienced by many having lost the native Google Maps app on iOS 6. Street View was always a very nice addition to Google Maps as it allowed you to zoom down to street level and take a good look around an area where you were at the time or planning to visit. Unfortunately, the new Maps app from Apple in iOS 6 does not have this facility but instead offers Flyover which is nowhere near as useful. Thankfully Google has added a nice feature for iOS users.
Now when you visit Google Maps in Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you will see the familiar symbol of a person that you can click on and it takes your straight to Street View. It works very well and the Google web app does offer a nice alternative to Apple’s own native maps app. Of course it is still nowhere near as good an experience than the previous native Google Maps app that we had with iOS 5 but it will help to ease the pain while waiting for Apple to improve its offering or Google getting a dedicated Google Maps app into the App Store. Either way, it all helps!
You can also create a short cut to the Google Maps web app right on your iPhone home screen. Selecting this option will give you a rather bland, black and white Google Maps icon on your home screen with a red push pin, but it’s better than nothing.
Google adds Street View option to its iPhone and iPad web apps
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:16:35 GMT