Google Maps Street View on Windows Mobile

Google Maps Street View on Windows Mobile

So this post is a bit slow off the mark as this functionality has been around for a while. Following my previous post on Google Maps for Windows Mobile I am just reaffirming my claim that I think the best app for Windows Mobile is built by Google (how ironic). Admittedly the Street View functionality is not immediately obvious and I actually only came across it today as I was searching for a building in the Sydney CBD:

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Clicking on the Street View button takes you  (surprise, surprise) to the street view, as seen on the web, within the Google maps application:

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What I can’t believe is how staggeringly fast it is to download, render and navigate within street view mode. As with the online version it downloads a low resolution image initially and then smoothly updates the display when the full image has downloaded.  The red box in the following image shows this.

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You can of course navigate using the directional pad or using the on screen arrows (when facing along a street).

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