Google Takes A New View of Its Street View App
Google has refreshed its Street View app for both Android and iOS devices and took the opportunity to add several features. To start, Street View replaces the older Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhones and the legacy Street View from Google Maps app on Android phones. The revised app gains 360-degree imagery, making it possible to take in-depth tours of places such as hotel lobbies, restaurants, and other locales. Moreover, Google is now encouraging users to contribute their own 360-degree panoramas to Street View for all to view. Google is positioning user-contributed content next to its own within Street View so everyone can explore far-flung and nearby locations. Street View is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Review: Google Daydream View
Google's newest virtual reality headset, the Daydream View, is a big step up from its older Cardboard viewers. Along with the new Daydream VR platform, the View is a compelling accessory for the Pixel and other top Android handsets.
Disney Parks Gain Google Street View
Google's Street View team has added 11 Disney Parks to its repertoire of ground-level tourism. Curious would-be park goers can explore Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Hollywood Studios and more all from the comfort of home.
Google's Tour Creator Lets Anyone Create VR Expeditions
Google today introduced Tour Creator, a tool that allows people to create and share their real-world experiences via virtual reality. Google explains that to make a VR tour people can use their own 360-degree photos and supplement them with imagery from Google Street View.
Google Brings Cardboard Camera App to iOS, Enables Sharing
Google today made it easier for more people to take and share 360-degree photos. The company has made its Cardboard Camera application available to iOS devices, allowing iPhone owners to capture 360-degree shots and look at them via the Google Cardboard VR viewer.