Google Maps to insert Street View into mobile Web app
In what will most likely attract iPhone users disgruntled with Apple's map app, the tech giant plans to announce this week the addition of Street View to its Google Maps Web app.
In the midst of Apple's iOS 6, Google is looking to strengthen its grip on mobile maps.
According to AllThingsD, the Web giant is planning to announce the debut of Street View images to its mobile Google Maps Web app this week. The news comes from AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg's review on Google Maps for Android.
Here's more from Mossberg:
"Google plans to announce on Thursday that it is adding its popular Street View feature, missing from Apple's maps, to the Web version of Google Maps accessed from the
When Apple opted to boot Google Maps from its recent
Apple could have kept Google's more reliable and mature mobile mapping app, but itabout something it needed to own and monetize. Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the growing furor over the beleaguered map app and for the frustration felt by customers and vowed to improve the program.
In his apology, Cook pointed users to its competitors' apps, including Bing, MapQuest, Waze maps apps, or using Google or Nokia's map Web sites while the company works to improve its own app.
It seems that Google is now jumping in at just the right time -- upping its Web version of Google Maps -- to show that it will continue to strive to have the most user-friendly and reliable mapping system.
There isn't any news yet of Google releasing a maps app for iOS, however. And even if it does, it could still, such as including newer features or broader capabilities.