A month ago, Google promised to release a standalone Street View mobile app “early next month.” Today, the Internet giant has made good on that promise as the

target=”_blank” href=”https://itunes.apple.com/app/photo-sphere-camera/id904418768?mt=8&at=11l4L8″>all-new Google Street View app just hit the App Store.

Available for the iPhone and iPod touch, the software allows you to browse and enjoy Google’s awesome street-level photography, move and pan around by dragging your finger on the screen and even upload your own 360-degree photography to Google Maps to share your photo spheres with the world.

“Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants, and small businesses with Google Street View,“ reads the blurb.

The biggest appeal of this app is the fact that now you, too, can create your own 360-degree images and post them privately on publicly to Google Maps. Speaking of which, Google Maps for iOS was refreshed Tuesday with support for browsing Street View imagery, the new Google logo, the ability to view the custom maps you created using Google My Maps and more.

Google Street View highlights

The following features are highlighted in release notes:

Content galleries:

  • Browse Google’s most popular special collections.
  • Explore all of Street View (including contributions from others).
  • Review your public profile of published photo spheres.
  • Manage your private photo spheres.

Creating and sharing photo spheres:

  • Use your phone’s camera (no camera accessories required).
  • Connect to a spherical camera to capture in one tap.
  • Share to Google Maps as immersive photo spheres.
  • Share privately as flat photos.

In addition to your iPhone or iPod touch’s camera, the app supports one–shot spherical cameras such as the Ricoh Theta S.


As mentioned, the app is available on iPhones and iPod touches with iOS 7.0 or later, but lacks native experience on iPads.

The 49.8-megabyte app is fully optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens and localized in English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese

Grab Google Street View at no charge in the App Store.