This is probably the most exciting news I’ve ever heard in mobile search: Google Street Views is coming to mobile phones. Google announced today that its Google Mobile Application now includes Street View. And it’s the same level of quality than what you can see from your desktop.
This is how it works:
“Wondering if the restaurant in your search results is the one you’re thinking of? Just click “Street View” after your search to see the storefront. Unsure about a complicated intersection in your directions? Use Street View to see a photo, so there’s no mistaking your turn. You can also launch Street View from any address where we have photography, or simply by clicking on the map and selecting “Street View”. You can browse Street View overlaid on the map or in full screen, rotate your view to see more of your surroundings, and move along the street.”
Just imagine how it’s going to help you locate something when you’re outside.Â To download Google Mobile Maps for mobile, point your mobile phone browser to google.com/gmm. Note that it only works on BlackBerry and Java-enabled phones.
Also check out the video that Google made to introduce Street View for mobile, it’s rather funny.