Google has added its popular Street View functionality, which allows users to view real-life images of a location, to the iOS web application for Google Maps.
The update arguably gives iOS users the best alternative to the Google Maps app that was replaced with the introduction of Apple's own maps app via iOS 6.
To use Street View on your iOS device, point your browser to maps.google.com and search for a location. Google then instructs users to click the “pegman” icon situated at the bottom right of the screen to enable Street View.
Apple had dropped Google’s data in favor its own app, but it evidently didn't work out as well as Apple would have hoped. The continuous criticism ultimately led to Apple CEO Tim Cook writing an open letter to apologize, with the firm now searching for developers to help improve the app.
It's not all doom and gloom for Apple, though; their maps app uses 80 percent less data than Google Maps.