Street view

Badrottie

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May 8, 2011
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Do you miss Street View? Google Map has one but none on Apple Map. Street View helped me a lot I know Apple can't steal it from Google. :apple:
 

Menel

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Aug 4, 2011
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Yes. Just simply tapping the orange man to quick and auto zoom right to see the shop front was very valuable. It sucks around town without.
 

Lukkee24

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Sep 20, 2011
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London
I liked street view as well, but tbh I only really ever used it on my laptop and not on my iPhone anyway. It can be very useful at times, though.
 

MonkeySee....

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Sep 24, 2010
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That doesn't sound very promising for those of us north of Watford. :(
I'm hoping there is a switch they will flip that will give us most of it. London isn't even showing up so they must have a reserve of maps waiting.
 

mactmaster

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Jun 16, 2010
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Yes, street view was quite useful. Maps app will come from Google soon though and we should get street view on it. All the 3D stuff is kind of cool but not very practical.
 

NitinNike

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Apr 10, 2012
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Suddenly I am not able to determine my current location. But earlier it was fine. I don't know what happened. Has anyone came across this situation. I am on beta 4 iPhone 4S.
 

nutmac

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Street views can be very useful, especially for planning vacation, but I find it to be often frustrating to use. Navigation arrows are not always visible where you expect (you need to turn around to find them) and UI is even more baffling on the desktop. Hopefully, Apple will eventually get around implementing something comparable that is more usable.
 

southfrisco

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May 24, 2009
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I can't wait for a Google Maps app. Street view covers way more ground than Apple Maps will and the transit information is valuable. Also, the flyover view in Apple Maps may only be available for certain major cities. Meaning rural and suburban areas will have the horrific birds eye 3D view of flat buildings. Who is to say Apple will even cover the globe with their 3D view? Did they say that in the keynote?

I find it much more useful to see an area on ground level (actually seeing the faces of buildings) rather than a helicopter view of things. Sure it looks pretty but it isn't very functional since we travel at ground level and not in the air, unless Apple is way ahead of its time and sees flying cars as our future.
 

Purant

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Aug 26, 2012
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I can't wait for a Google Maps app. Street view covers way more ground than Apple Maps will and the transit information is valuable. Also, the flyover view in Apple Maps may only be available for certain major cities. Meaning rural and suburban areas will have the horrific birds eye 3D view of flat buildings. Who is to say Apple will even cover the globe with their 3D view? Did they say that in the keynote?

I find it much more useful to see an area on ground level (actually seeing the faces of buildings) rather than a helicopter view of things. Sure it looks pretty but it isn't very functional since we travel at ground level and not in the air, unless Apple is way ahead of its time and sees flying cars as our future.
Yeah, I'm hoping for a kickass google maps app as well. Especially since Apple maps coverage outside of the US seems to be pretty bad for now.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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May 18, 2012
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I've been using ifindview for Street view while running the beta. it isn't perfect but it does what I need...
This is fantastic, thank you very much for posting it. I was worried about losing Google Street View when I upgraded to iOS 6 & before the official Google app is launched.

This seems to be an adequate replacement until that time.

:)