Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app that replaced the Maps app, which used Google’s mapping data, lacks the Street View feature.
The good news is that, as expected, Google has just added the popular Street view functionality to its web app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Here’s how you to use Street View on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch:
- You can check out this post to find out how to run Google Maps web app in full screen mode or simply point Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to maps.google.com.
- Enter the address in the search field. In this example: we’ve entered the address of Apple’s Fifth Avennue flagship Store in New York City.
- As you can see in the screenshot below, you will now see the Pegman icon at the bottom right corner (which we have highlighted in red).
- Tap on the Pegman icon.
- It will open a new window in Safari with the Street view imagery of the location.
- To rotate your view in Street View, scroll to the left or right with your fingers.
The user interface is quite intuitive, though features like double-tapping to zoom or pinch to zoom doesn’t work on the web app. You also can’t tilt, pan or turn your iPhone to change the view. However, the image quality is high and the scrolling operations are quite smooth.
The Street View seems to be available around the globe (wherever Street view imagery is available).
Let us know what you think of the Street View feature in the web app version of Google Maps.