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Google Maps' Street View on Safari for iOS 6  (Source:
As of now, most geographic areas in the U.S. and Canada are included in the Street View option

Many iOS 6 users have expressed their longing for Google Maps features since Apple decided to release its own mapping service for the new OS, and now, Street View has been made available via the Web app version.

IOS 6 and iPhone 5 users can now use Street View once again on Google Maps' Web app, which is accessible through Safari's built-in search function or the Google Maps homepage.

Through Safari, users can bring up the map for a satellite view of an area they've searched. In the bottom right-hand corner, a new stick figure icon shows up alongside other basic mapping tools, and by pressing this, the Street View option opens in a new window. According to reports, the panning and scrolling tools are intuitive, but there is no zoom.

Google Maps' Street View, which offers a 360-degree street level view of various cities, rolled out for many areas throughout the day. As of now, most geographic areas in the U.S. and Canada are included.

Last month, Google announced that it would bring a Google Maps app to iOS 6 users in a couple of months while it works on a new version for the OS. Google Maps was the previous mapping service of choice for iOS users, but Apple dropped the bomb on Google this year when it announced plans of deploying its own mapping service in iOS 6.

Once iOS 6 was released in early September, users noticed many problems, such as geography that didn't match that of Earth's and a poor navigation system. Apple took a lot of heat, and Google's Exeutive Chairman Eric Schmidt even said that Apple should've stayed with Google Maps.

Source: Apple Insider

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YouTube as well
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 1:02:18 PM , Rating: 3
Until an iOS6 YouTube app is released I have to use google maps and YouTube in this way, make a bookmarks and launch them both through safari. Such a pain.

RE: YouTube as well
By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 2:03:57 PM , Rating: 2
Use Jasmine for Youtube. It is from the same guy that made the excellent Alien Blue app, much better than Google's Youtube app.

RE: YouTube as well
By sprockkets on 10/5/2012 2:34:54 PM , Rating: 1
You mean Apple's youtube app, since Google never made the app for iOS.

RE: YouTube as well
By TakinYourPoints on 10/5/2012 2:42:11 PM , Rating: 3
I am talking about Google's Youtube app, the one that has been out for a few weeks now. It goes without saying that Jasmine is better than Apple's old Youtube app as well.

RE: YouTube as well
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 2:47:14 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the heads up I just installed it now. 4 stars versus 2.5 I have high hopes already lol

RE: YouTube as well
By BillyBatson on 10/6/2012 3:08:56 PM , Rating: 2
Ok so I love jasmine.... Very clean snappy interface, works as it should, and automatically keeps playing when you exit the app. If it had the ability to download the song/video I would easily love this more than ProTube. Thanks again!

RE: YouTube as well
By TakinYourPoints on 10/8/2012 3:53:28 PM , Rating: 2
Check out their other app, Alien Blue, a reader for Reddit. These guys do amazing mobile UIs, way better than what most developers and big companies (Google included) are doing.

RE: YouTube as well
By mellomonk on 10/5/2012 2:16:46 PM , Rating: 2
Huh? The new YouTube app has been available since the day iOS6 was released. Works better then the old built-in one as well.

RE: YouTube as well
By BillyBatson on 10/5/2012 2:45:42 PM , Rating: 2
Don't believe so? There is a YouTube app but it's not for ios6... it's letter boxed for one... And has a lot of flaws such as in landscape mode you can't see your reception the time battery etc, in landscape there aren't any forward or back buttons or a "done" button, there is no way to switch off HD which is on by default, once a song is playing and you exit the app by double tapping home and scrolling left to the media player doesn't let you continue to play the song while outside the app, and you can't edit your favorites. lets you do all of that while still having the same interface as the standalone app, except playing music/video outside of safari doesn't allow you to use the browser while you still listen unless you use a 3rd party browser.

RE: YouTube as well
By Scoot2000 on 10/7/2012 5:35:21 AM , Rating: 2
There is a YouTube app for iOS, and it works on iOS6. It's pretty much identical to the YouTube app for Android so far as I can tell. The only difference I've noticed is that on iPhone there's a full-screen button (so you can go full-screen without disabling rotation lock), which is better than on my Galaxy Note where it seems the only way to go full-screen is to disable rotation lock and have it decide based on the phone's orientation. Oddly enough, on my Nexus 7 it's as good as on the iPhone.

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