Google Street View
By Google, Inc.
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Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, restaurants and small businesses with Google Street View.
Also create photo spheres to add your own Street View experiences. Start with your phone’s camera or add a one–shot spherical camera (like the Ricoh Theta S) for easy 360º photography. Then, you can publish to Google Maps to share your photo spheres with the world.
• Browse — or be notified of — Google’s newest special collections
• Explore all of Street View (including contributions from others)
• Review your public profile of published photo spheres
• Manage your private photo spheres
• Immerse yourself in photo spheres with Cardboard mode
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
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.2.0
Blur parts of not-yet-published photos
Tap and hold to select and edit multiple published photos
Too minimal and not intuitive user interface. Have to know Google's idea of the workflow for publishing panos in order to get an idea where to find things and what to do next. Seems it was more important to show useless tips, licenses and cameras than to provide a meaningful help how to use it. Buggy. Easy to accidentaly quit the process of publishing and than not being able tofind the Imported images. So you import again and now you see the other set and you have two. Have to restart the app. It doesn't tell you the size limit of the images in Google Photo so you may not see any images to import. Connecting images manually is a pain because the reference image you need to match is not displayed. Needs a lot of work to make it usefull. Doesn't work in Ipad although it claims it does. If you are a pro looking to publish hundreds of panos and link them, good luck!
Great at its job! Tips for better 360s
Downgraded to 3 stars from 5. Frustrated by recent updates.
The Google Street maps overwhelm the interface and make it almost impossible to find user contributions.
Additionally, I get an error now every time I try to import a Photo Sphere taken with another app. No additional information is given as to why it can't be uploaded, and there's no easy way to get tech support.
This app does a great job of capturing 360 panoramas for uploading to Google maps. I'm amazed at how many people have already submitted panoramas in my town. Go to "Explore" and click on the map, and there are panoramas everywhere.
This app is not really designed for personal panoramas, which is why they are deleted when people update their phones. There are other excellent "360" apps that allow you to save spherical panoramas to a private account.
If your panoramas are not aligning correctly, make sure you are trying to rotate yourself and the camera around the point in space where the lens is. The more the lens changes position, the more distortion the app will have to try to correct. There are many resources online that offer tips for taking 360 panoramas.
Trying to import your own 360 photos into this app is an exercise in frustration. First, Streetview indicates that you can choose photos from your camera roll... but in reality, it shows you photos from ANY of your albums including PhotoStream (1000 photos). Those photos are represented as tiles, so you can't tell which ones are panoramas and which aren't (you can't zoom). And finally, some files just refuse to import -- with no error indicating what may be wrong. I have beautiful panoramas from Microsoft's free Image Composition Editor, but can't use them.
Also, for wathever reason this Cardboard app seems to be more sensitive to smartphone screen position -- having the thin Apple case on causes double images when in VR mode.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Jun 09, 2016
- Version: 2.2.0
- Size: 59.1 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2015 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPad.