Google Street View on iPhone

Monday, 24th November 2008 by

Apple's recent iPhone 2.2 update has added Google Maps Street View to the already essential device.

With the iPhone's pinch-zoom and finger-panning, the experience is even better than on the web.

The only downside is that the iPhone doesn't automatically load Street View from Google Maps links. This means you have to manually drop a pin to get the Street View mode, and then pan around until you find what you're looking for. Hopefully, Apple will address this in a future update.

However, as a navigational aide, I can see the iPhone Street View being invaluable - just as soon as they add UK Street Views!