So that means you can plump yourself almost anywhere in the world and take a virtual wander, right on your phone.
Google promised the feature would be with us sometime in the next two weeks, but here it is already, just seven days later. Pull up a map, and you’ll see the little dude in the corner. Drag him over, drop him somewhere, and you can get strolling the streets.
It works in Chrome and Safari so far, there’s no word on other browsers as yet.
Apple infamously dropped Google Maps in favour of its own home cooked navigation effort for iOS 6. But Apple’s version was an unmitigated disaster, prompting CEO Tim Cook to take to the Apple website and apologise.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said work hadn’t started on a Google Maps app for iOS, but another report claims it’ll be out before the end of the year. Until then, Street View on the web app is the best you can do if you own an iPhone.
Meanwhile, Apple is working on improving its Maps app. Its solution? Rope in workers at the Apple Store to help out. Seriously. Well judging from everyone’s reactions to the Maps fiasco, Apple needs all the help it can get.