How to use Street View in iOS 6 for free?

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    wayneljw Member

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    With the release of iOS 6, Apple makes a big change to the Maps app. Although it has the cool 3D-view and navigation features, we lost the Street View functions. Fortunately, Google still operates the Maps API so that developers can continue to make apps from it, which also comes with Street View functionalities. This article introduces an app "WhatsGoLa", comes with a paid and a free version, that continues to give you the Street View functions.

    WhatsGoLa is a photography app which lets you virtually travel the world by superimposing photos. The tool "WhatsGoLa Camera" shows a map on the screen to let you find scenery images from a given location. If Street View is available in this area, you may also open the street view - powered by Google Maps API.

    If you like a street view, just tap the shutter button. Then you can choose to save the photo to the iDevice or continue to superimpose. Browsing Panoramio scenery photos is also one of the way to visit the world. (As this article only focuses on the Street View usage, I won't mention too many other functions in this app. If you are interested, you may visit the official website: http://www.whatsgola.com for more details)

    All above can be done by the free (and NO AD) version which can be downloaded at:
    http://itunes.apple.com/app/id546616462

    The paid version even includes a database with more than 1000 famous points of interests, including the Google Street View Collections. The Street View page is also integrated with Gyroscope, which simulate taking photos on the streets. This short video demonstrate the usage.
    The paid version can be downloaded from: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id535072463
    You may visit the official website http://www.whatsgola.com for more details.

    Street View demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=111Zp2FhWoA
    App demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiKd5VT1R4

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    The developer YumYumCook also provide me with the further details for the future version 1.3 (which are expected to release in a few weeks):
    * bookmark the location
    * share the location by email
    * show website for the POI if available.

    A stand alone Universal App "WGL Camera" will be released. Preview images are also provided below:

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