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Google Street View lands on Apple's IOS 6 Safari web browser

Good news for Iphone and Ipad users missing Google Maps on IOS 6
Thu Oct 04 2012, 10:57

GOOGLE'S STREET VIEW has appeared on Apple's IOS Safari web browser today, meaning Iphone and Ipad users who are missing the Google Maps app because they upgraded to IOS 6 can now take advantage of the service.

Those wanting to use Street View to direct themselves to a specific location can visit on an Apple device running IOS 6, search for a specific address, and click on the stick figure icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Street View can then be grabbed and rotated to show a 360-degree panoramic view.

The appearance of Street View in Apple's mobile Safari web browser comes after Apple launched its own Maps application last week, a move that was met by widespread derision for its inaccurate locations and directions as well as its lack of public transport information.

There were rumours that Street View would be hitting Safari under IOS 6 last week when a New York Times writer reported the news.

When we contacted Google directly about this, it said, "We can't confirm this, as we have nothing to announce."

This is probably because Google said last week that it won't be bringing its Google Maps app back to IOS 6 anytime soon. However, rolling it out anyway suggests it is still willing to help out its IOS 6 user base after Apple shunned the firm's maps service in its mobile operating system update. µ


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