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It's not quite the full-featured iOS app many of us have been hoping for, but Google has flipped the switch on its Street View feature for the mobile web app version of its own Maps solution, which now works on iOS.
AppleInsider is reporting that the mobile web-based version of Google Maps has now added Street View, returning the missing feature to iOS 6 devices without the need for an official App Store solution.
While early reports on Thursday morning claimed that Street View was limited to certain locations, it appears that Google has now rolled out the feature to most areas in the U.S. and Canada.
Unfortunately, using Street View from the maps.google.com web app isn't quite as straightforward as the former iOS Maps app. Tapping on a pin does nothing -- instead, you'll need to look for the icon of a person in the lower right corner. If it's not grayed out, then you can tap on it and up pops the Street View of that location.
Google is rumored to have a full-fledged Google Maps app being developed for release on the App Store, but for the time being it seems the mobile web solution will have to do for those who rely on Street View.
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