Street View in Firmware 2.2

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  1. SuperMacMan macrumors regular

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    For those of you having trouble getting Street View open in Google Maps on 2.2.

    Please note, the iPod Touch 1 or 2 does NOT support Street View AT ALL! Don't ask, don't complain!!

    Here are the instructions:
    1) Drop a pin somewhere, or search for a location.
    2) Tap the pin to bring up the info, etc.
    3) Tap this:
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    4) Enjoy Street View!!

    NB: Only works in areas with Google Street View. If you can't get Street View on your computer, it won't work on iPhone either. Don't whine about this either!

    PS: Mods, could you please sticky this thread, so people don't continuously ask? Thanks!
     
  2. steveca macrumors 6502

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    i like to the point posts and this is GOOD. +1
     
  3. Goteman macrumors newbie

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    International

    I can't believe they haven't gone internationally to all the countries where they sell the iPhone, to take pictures of every single street. I mean... how hard could it be ;) ha ha

    Too bad though, would be cool if street view worked in Sweden
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    +1

    I had to read through that massive thread to figure out how to do it. It's a feature that many people probably won't even know they have in a few months if they don't troll around here like we do.
     
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  8. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link, I was looking for this information earlier on today :rolleyes:
     
  9. sebimeyer macrumors member

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    Now all I need is this: someone to explain to me what the hell Street View is good for.

    I understand what it does, I just don't get why it useful. :confused: Not even Google can explain that to me.
     
  10. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    DUDE, THAT'S AWESOME !!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

    Thank you so much !!!!

    (yes, they definitely need to tell people how to do that. I'm pretty good with computers and electronics and I didn't figure it out until you told me)
     
  12. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    we were trying to get this thread as a sticky earlier on, but the mods didn't do it yet. It would defiantly save a lot of questions if it would be here as a sticky for a the first couple of weeks until everyone figures it out.
     
  13. Rybold macrumors 6502a

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    You are going to meet this guy, and he tells you "I'll be in a black trench coat at the corner of South and Main." You look at Street View and realize it's a really scary looking place. You pan a few streets over and it's a really nice neighborhood. You call him back and tell him to meet you at the nicer place. He says "What, do you have Google Street View or something? The deal's off !" (you just saved yourself from getting mugged) :)
     
  14. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    The transition between Maps and Street View is pretty cool.
     
  15. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing explanation! very entertaining :)
     
  16. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Thanks, that's great. And the implimentation of street view is really slick and smooth. I wasn't expecting much, given the glacial speed of the google earth app, but this is really well done.
     
  17. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info, that is the first thing I wanted to try and I couldn't figure it out.

    Eric
     
  18. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    Google earth for the iPhone is terribly slow! I deleted it straight away :rolleyes:
     
  19. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the help!

    i find that street view is much smoother on the iphone (wifi) than on google earth desktop. it also appears much clearer since its on the small screen too.

    overall, great!
     
  20. owen-b macrumors 6502a

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    Predictably not available in the UK, and neither are transit directions.
     
  21. heaven macrumors 6502a

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    street view in the UK should be introduced soon according to this article
     
  22. drober30 macrumors 6502a

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    I logged on looking for this answer. Thanks.

    Sticky a good idea.
     
  23. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Why does it seem nowadays that the best features of the iPhone are the ones developed by Google?
     
  24. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    :eek:

    Heh.. that's pretty good! Very nice explanation! :D
     
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