Missing Street View on your iPad? Good news: Google has enabled it in Mobile Safari, letting you check out street-level detail from your iOS device, right there in the browser.
To use it, head over to maps.google.com and make your search. Now, down in the bottom right corner of the browser, you’ll see the little Street View figure alongside the arrow for directions. Tap him, and a new tab will open with the Street View, uh, view.
It’s a little sluggish — you might prefer to use Live Street View, a native app for viewing Google’s images — but it’s still a helluva lot better than Apple’s Street View.
Bonus: Street View on the desktop was one of the last reasons I’d have to fire up the Chrome browser, where I keep my last instance of Adobe’s Flash.
We’re still waiting for the native Maps app from Google, but if it’s anything like the rest of the company’s “native” offerings, it’ll be some crappy wrapper around a web view anyway.Related