Google has introduced a new Street View app for two major smartphone platforms including their own Android and Apple’s iOS. The updated Street View app is said to make easier for users to explore Google Map’s immersive 360-degree imagery as well as allows users to contribute their own photos over the Google Maps.
On Android it’s an update to the existing Street View for Maps application that is the part of standalone Google Maps app. While on iOS it replaces the Google Photo Sphere application, which takes spherical photos.
Users can explore Street View collections and content from Google Maps in a gallery alongside photo spheres shared/contributed by other people around the globe.
In addition to the feature that lets you take panoramic photos on your smartphone the updated Street View map makes it possible to work with the standalone spherical cameras like the Ricoh Theta S or NCTech iris360. These are the portable cameras for consumers who like to take 360-degree spherical photos around even without having something professional like GoPro.