We reported yesterday that Google would be coming out with Street View for it's mobile web-based Maps application. There was some debate as to whether or not it would be today that we saw the fruit of Google's labor, and it turns out that iOS6 users don't have to wait any longer to get access to one of the most popular Google Maps features.
While Street View is now available on iOS 6, the system is a bit laggy due to it being web-based. That said, it is still the only way to see a destination before arriving there. I'm sure most users will be overjoyed at getting the feature back. It will at least work as a stop-gap measure until Google releases a native Maps app for iOS.
While they haven't said they are working on one, it's highly unlikely that Google would take a miss on the large user database they could have for gaining traffic information and other information. Google explains how to use Street View on their web app:
Starting today, use Street View on your mobile browser to check out a new shop across town or get a feel for the ambiance at a restaurant before you arrive. To use Street View on your mobile browser simply go to maps.google.com and search for a location. Then click the "pegman" icon at the bottom right of your screen to access Street View. And to view still more helpful imagery, such as a photos shared by users or interior panoramas, visit the business' Google+ Local page.
Also, transit, driving, biking and walking directions continue to be available on your mobile browser to help you help guide you to your destination.
For quick access to Google Maps on iOS devices, you can save a bookmark to your home screen. Simply click "Save to Home Screen" on the bottom of the page when you're in Google Maps.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:29 am CDT
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