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October 8, 2012

Google adds Street View to maps feature for mobile browsers

Apple's iPhone users can now get quick access to Street View

By CBR Staff Writer

Search engine Google has added Street View to the web app version of Google Maps allowing the iOS 6 and iPhone 5 users to enjoy the map service after Apple’s map fiasco on the new iPhone 5.

According to Google, Apple’s iPhone users can now get quick access to Street View, which provides images of locations, by saving a Web bookmark to the home screen of the phone.

Google said that Street View can be used on mobile browser to check out a new shop across town or get a feel for the ambiance at a restaurant before you arrive.

Google Maps product manager Amanda Leicht said that transit, driving, biking and walking directions are also available on mobile browser.

Apple had been using Google Maps programme since the introduction of iPhone in 2007.

The new mapping application from Apple adds features that include turn-by-turn navigation and had faults in it for unreliable landmark searches and routes.

Recently, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had apologised for the new faulty mapping application, which was sending users to wrong directions and showed wrong landmarks.

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Apple’s mapping application was introduced as part of the new iOS 6 software, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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