Street View Now Available on Mobile Browser Including iOS 6

Update 10/04: Time in current traffic feature, which has been a part of the Google Maps since March 2012 -- has today been made available to Enterprise customers. "Using both live and historic traffic data, the Google Maps API enables you to see the estimated length of time your journey might take," Google informs.In areas […]

Update 10/04: Time in current traffic feature, which has been a part of the Google Maps since March 2012 -- has today been made available to Enterprise customers. "Using both live and historic traffic data, the Google Maps API enables you to see the estimated length of time your journey might take," Google informs.

In areas where the information is available, "this feature evaluates current traffic conditions and is constantly being refreshed with the most accurate, up-to-date estimate possible," Google posted.

If you are using the Directions API or the Directions Service in the Javascript Maps API, "just make a simple change to your existing directions requests and the new data will be added to your response."

Traffic estimates for enterprise customers in the Google Maps API now available

Google Maps Street View is now available on mobile browsers including iOS 6. "Starting today, use Street View on your mobile browser to check out a new shop across town or get a feel for the ambiance at a restaurant before you arrive," Google announced, adding, "With access to Street View on your phone, you can use panoramic, street-level imagery to explore and navigate the places around you, even on the go," the company blogged.

To use Street View on your mobile browser simply go to maps.google.com and search for a location. Then click the "pegman" icon at the bottom right of your screen to access Street View. And to view still more helpful imagery, such as a photos shared by users or interior panoramas, visit the business' Google+ Local page.

For quick access to Google Maps on iOS devices, you can save a bookmark to your home screen. Simply click "Save to Home Screen" on the bottom of the page when you're in Google Maps.

Also, transit, driving, biking and walking directions continue to be available on your mobile browser to help you help guide you to your destination.

Below are the instructions to use Street View on iOS 6:

  1. "Open the Safari browser and go to maps.google.com
  2. Tap the Share button (on the bottom middle of the screen on iPhone, at the top on iPad)
  3. Tap "Add to Home Screen"
  4. Tap "Add" in the upper right corner of the screen
  5. Now, simply tap on the icon and let Google Maps get you where you want to go," informs Google.

Access Street View by clicking on the "pegman" icon

Street View on iOS 6 : Access Street View by clicking on the pegman icon