Google continously enticing iOS users since the iOS 6 annoucement, today the company has updated its Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch app now with the availability of 3D imagery.
With today's release of Google Earth for iOS version 7.0.0., "you can literally fly through breathtaking 3D city landscapes and images and follow virtual tours of places you've never been -- all with a simple swipe of your fingertip," Google stated.
The growing list of 3D cities include Boulder, Boston, Charlotte, Lawrence (Kan.), Long Beach (Ca.), Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.), San Diego, Santa Cruz, Tampa, Tucson, and the San Francisco Bay Area (including the Peninsula and East Bay) as well as Rome, Italy. We'll keep building and releasing 3D imagery for new locations as fast as we can and by the end of the year we aim to have coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.
Also new in this release is a "tour guide" to show you interesting places to explore with Google put together short tours of thousands of famous places and historical sites across the globe so it's easier than ever to discover amazing places.
"Just pull up the tab at the bottom of the screen to open the tour guide. Each image highlights a tours or place of interest in the area you are looking. Click on an item and you will be flown there. As you fly in and around the sites, snippets from Wikipedia provide additional information about the location," Google explains.
What's New in Version 7.0.0?
- "Tour guide: Explore places you never thought to search for with new tours of your favorite cities, historic landmarks and natural wonders.
- 3D imagery: Take flight above entire cities in 3D. Get started with Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Geneva or Rome and look for new additions in the coming weeks. Available for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 or later," Google adds.
You can download this version of Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch from the Apple iTunes App Store.
Google now begin showing "Actively Discussed On Google+" expandable link under the search results, when clicked the show button, expand the discussion without taking users of the search results page and brings in Google+ comments or posts.
Comments look quite similar to the Google+ execution and are nested as responses. A link at the bottom of the expanded unit allows users to go directly to Google+.