Google Maps Street View lands in iOS web app

Google Maps Street View lands in iOS web app
Apple Maps has turned out to be a pretty big disappointment for iOS 6 users, and now that Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook itself has apologized and basically recommended using another app for the time being, Google is rolling out Street View for its web version of Google Maps.

To be perfectly clear, there is still no Google Maps native third-party app for iOS users (sadly), but you can head to Google Maps on your browser and from there, you’d now see a person icon that when you tap on takes you directly to street view on both the iPhone and the iPad.

Google is definitely timing this update right amidst the growing dissatisfaction with Apple Maps. Using its web app is pretty straightforward and simply, but still it lacks the polish and smoothness of a native application. We don’t yet know when or whether a Google Maps native app is coming, so for the time being you’d have to stick with the web version.

source: Google Maps via iPhone in Canada



1. thelegend6657 unregistered

things lags in the webapp

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Google to the rescue of shameless Apple again :) Unlike Apple google actually cares about its customers no matter what OS they use!

6. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

not entirely true they want to have more customer information, you they are a search company and love to have information on location that way they can provide ads for businesses around you and keep the clients happy knowing that they are getting hits, dont get me wrong I have an android device and I love google navigation but there is always more behind a companies intention, and $$$ is always the case :).

9. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I think it's pretty safe to say, "All Corporations & Governments agencies collect data on you". So the only true question is this: Who's going to give us more free stuff for the data they are going to collect on you any ways?.

10. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

sniper 1087 i hear ya mate...and its cool. you have an opinion. But you gotta wonder Big Data is an upcoming industry and all major corporations want data so I dont mind giving it Google than to anyone else. Google is ethical, innovative and unless they have a sinister plan to convert us into mindless zombies using our personal data I dont mind sharing it. They are taking it for customizing our experience on their sites, platforms adn services. Its like when I enter a fine dine restaurant and everything is laid out the way I want...I am not going to get creeped out rather I would be pleasantly surprised. Its just a phenomenon called Customer Delight :)

7. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

I have Harmon and Tom Tom on IOS and have used google maps on all the droids and galaxy I have had. I like iOS maps and have found it to be a little more accurate than the others. There may be errors but not in my area. The others have been wrong for me many times. Apple is more accurate to the spot.

8. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Soooo Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook was wrong about the mapping system and you say it's more accurate?..PA it's time to set another poll.. Windsponge VS Tim Cook Who do you think is right about iO6 mapping system? Check 1 for Tim Cook Check 2 for Windsponge hahahaha

12. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Just stating my experience. I don't care what you or Tim cook or anyone else thinks. I have used you haven't. I don't think any of them work perfect but it is good that we all have a choice and I do hope you are satisfied with yours. I personally think Aple will start going down hill because they don't have the solid leadership they had. So for your survey I'm booting 2.

11. Hemlocke unregistered

Yes, unless you are in Ontario, or really just about anywhere, since Google Maps are just as unreliable.

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Look at the many ways google is helping apple

4. pankajgupta

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

on the Phonearena main website page, it shows "Google Maps has turned out to be a pretty big disappointment for iOS 6 users," in the snippet. Pls edit. :)

5. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Really good Google. I hope Google can do a favor to create a Google Maps for iOS too.

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