Google Earth Released For iPhone and iPod Touch

27 10 2008

In June 2005, Google released their Google Earth software. It took the world by storm and allowed people to navigate from their desktops. Today, Google have today unleashed the software for use with Apple’s iPhone or iPod Touch with the 2.0 upgrade.

The software takes advantage of the touch-screen and accelerometer functions to make the most of browsing the world.

As the Official Google Blog mentions:

With Google Earth for iPhone, you can:
• Tilt your iPhone to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain
• View the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world
• View geo-located Wikipedia articles
• Use the ‘Location’ feature to fly to your current location
• Search for cities, places and business around the globe with Google Local Search

The app can be used in 18 languages and 22 countries using the geolocation functions. It can be found through the iTunes app store.

The Google Earth app is now a direct competitor with the Earthscape app released last May. Recently Earthscape dropped in price from $10 to free, perhaps anticipating a Google move but Just Google It believes most people will opt for the established name of Google.

Would you opt for Earthscape over Google? Is it even worth having the app on your device? Let us know, drop us a comment!




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