Google Maps iOS Web App Now Features Street View

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.

 

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  • 80% less than maps.google.com, not 80% less than the Google Maps App, and it's stupid to compare anything else. Why not mention how Apple Maps uses 8000% less data than Crysis?
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  • 80% less than maps.google.com, not 80% less than the Google Maps App, and it's stupid to compare anything else. Why not mention how Apple Maps uses 8000% less data than Crysis?
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  • zak is a fanboy.

    I wouldn't worry about it sargon07. It's obvious to all that using 80% less data would only be relevant if the maps were useful. My map App, santfu's awesome maps, uses 100% less data.
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  • As usual, the 'zoom' function is a joke; and not a funny one :(
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