By Google, Inc.
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Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. See the world at street level with integrated Street View.
Use the “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe.
With 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Rome, and others. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city.
What's New in Version 7.1.6
Updated Google logo.
Doesn't even load Ground Zero...
I can't even see the Street View of one of the most iconic sites in the world... Yet I can see my entire rural neighborhood in HD. Not much else needs to be said, I'm sure Google is aware of the other plethora of problems plaguing the App and is working towards a solution, but until then... A dual star rating is all that's really needed for the current version of the App. (Though I'll voice some of my other opinions and concerns anyway.... Freedom of speech and all that other jazz good Ol Merica is about. Please don't 'attack' me over an opinion. Or do, it's your right after all.)
I'm a fan of things that work and that are good. While this App is "good", the problems within it weigh it down severely. An quick example of another problem is: when I used it for about 5 - 10 minutes a message appeared telling me that Google Earths memory was low, which in turn lowered the load times and clarity even more harshly. It's unfortunate, but what can the average consumer do but complain and hope it gets fixed. It is free after all, so you really can't go up in arms and boycott without looking like a smacked rear end, and it's still one of the very few Apps without micro-transactions (at least to my knowledge) which at this point is a God send for any App across any platform.
Still fun to mess around with though, when your bored or curious about a certain area of the world or even your own backyard. Or your neighbors backyard. Quite literally.
New version breaks function
I'm a traveling salesperson. My Sales manager adds a weekly .kmz file to my google drive so I can view different maps i.e. Customers, prospects and uncontacted on my iOS devices. This latest upgrade has killed that ability and now I can no longer even open the .kmz file from my iOS devices. They open in google earth pro on my home computer, but I use them on the road. My other complaint would be that there is no google earth pro app. The desktop version allows me to turn the three categories on and off independently while the mobile version only shows all three at once. I would be willing to pay for that functionality.
STOP HIDING OBVIOUS SITES
I think if you're going to have an app shows the world issued actually show the entire world. I understand certain governments sites need to be covered. Things like the holes at the north and south pole should be seen by everyone also just as importantly, make close-up views more visible. They are way too blurry. Some spots are clear and you can see actual people and some spots I was so blurry you can't even make out a tree. If you're going to do this do it right and stop hiding what the government tells you to otherwise you just fall under the spell of a government Lackey.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: May 03, 2016
- Version: 7.1.6
- Size: 30.1 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © 2009-2016 Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.