Google on Thursday announced that its popular “Street View” feature, the ground-level interactive, rotatable view of roads and other locations around the globe, is now available on Apple devices and other mobile devices — through Google’s mobile website.
As Google Maps project manager Amanda Leicht wrote in an official blog post:
Starting today, use Street View on your mobile browser to check out a new shop across town or get a feel for the ambiance at a restaurant before you arrive. To use Street View on your mobile browser simply go to maps.google.com and search for a location. Then click the “pegman” icon at the bottom right of your screen to access Street View. And to view still more helpful imagery, such as a photos shared by users or interior panoramas, visit the business’ Google+ Local page.
Google provided the following screenshot of how to access the “Street View” feature on mobile devices:
The move comes on the heels of Apple booting the previously default native Google Maps app off the iPhone and iPad and replacing it with its own glitchy and much-criticized Apple Maps app. There have been conflicting reports as to whether Google is working on an official replacement app for the iPhone and iPad. In the meantime, Google suggests users visit its mobile maps website: maps.google.com.