It’s that time of the year, when the tech giants like Apple and Google are they’re busiest. Not with product releases, but more so with their software and new applications. Google is keeping their fast paced summer with some more goods to be released to the world later this summer.
Last week was of course, Google I/O, where the main feature of the day was the announcement of Android M. Shortly after the end of Google I/O, it was announced that Google would be releasing a new Street View application. The Street View app will be the go-to place for photographers to submit their 360-degree photo spheres for everyone to see.
Currently, the only way to view any of these photo spheres, is through the online community, Views. That service will be shut down in August, coinciding with the release of the updated Street Views app. Previously, the only photo spheres seen within the Maps application, when looking at the Street View option, would be those made by Google or approved contributors.
This isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but it can definitely help find that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you’ve been circling the block trying to find. Or maybe, you’ll be able to go “sight-seeing” directly from your device, if you want to see what a monument looks like or anything of that nature.
Street Views will also allow users to upload their panoramas directly to the application from various 360-degree cameras. With more support being added as time progresses.
One note to be made, any photo-spheres or panoramas that have already been uploaded to Views, will be automatically uploaded and made available for the new Street View application.