Google Maps with Street View on iOS: What it can and can’t do

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Google Maps with Street View on iOS: What it can and cant do

Google Street View via Safari on the iPhone 5.

(Credit: Screenshot by Scott Stein )

Sad about your beloved iOS 5 Maps app getting nuked in favor of Apple ‘s new Maps app? Do you miss Street View? Well, Google’s come to the rescue of sorts via their maps.google.com web app, which launched Street View functionality today.

For iPhone , iPod Touch and iPad owners, using the web-based version of Google Maps is as easy as visiting maps.google.com and then choosing to add an icon-shaped hotlink directly to your home screen. So, what does it do? Well, besides having transit directions (already available on maps.google.com), the newly-added Street View opens a separate window with panoramic pictures of city streets, and little navigation buttons to move around. The web app works in both Safari and Chrome on iOS.

Here’s what you can and can’t do. (Credit: Screenshot by Scott Stein )

Yes, you can move down city streets virtually for a little stroll…but it’s choppy.All you have to do is follow the little direction arrows to get around, but the panoramic views load more awkwardly.

It’s easy to look around, but Street View images are di… [Read more]

Google Maps with Street View on iOS: What it can and cant do

Google Maps with Street View on iOS: What it can and cant do

Google Maps with Street View on iOS: What it can and cant do

Google Maps with Street View on iOS: What it can and cant do

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