Handy: Google Street View launches new app
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Technology giant Google, has debuted a new Street View app for Apple and Android users, allowing users to explore collections of 360-degree panorama images of locations around the world. And "tour immersive 360-degree imagery and instantly contribute your own – right to Google Maps."
The new standalone app allows users to explore detailed, 360-degree panorama images of locations, plus upload their own contributions to the public photo galleries that come with the new app.
Google Street View app's users can shoot 360-degree images directly from their devices or opt to use a dedicated 360-degree camera. The photos can then be geotagged and uploaded directly to Google Maps.
"In one gallery, you can explore Street View collections and content from Google Maps alongside photo spheres contributed from people around the globe," said a product manager at Google Maps, Charles Armstrong.
"So whether you want to track the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, scale the famed rock wall El Capitan in Yosemite, or hike Mt Fuji, the Street View app has you covered."
The new Google Street View app is available for download for Android and Apple users now.