The Week in Google Earth News

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The Week in Google Earth News

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iOS 6 dropping Google Maps for an in-house solution?

It’s been rumored for a while, and we won’t know for sure until this summer, but it appears that Apple is dropping Google Maps from the iPhone and iPad in favor of an in-house solution.

Over the past few years Apple has purchased companies such as Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9, and it’s thought that they’ve successfully combined those technologies in a way that works quite well on the iPhone.  The new 3D mode is thought to be coming straight from C3 Technologies, which has a pretty nice system.  Here is a mock-up from 9to5Mac that shows the potential difference between the old and new system:

The result of this would be quite interesting.  There is certainly a lot of potential for them to do some great things, and losing the Google Maps integration is likely step when you consider the competition between Android and Apple.

iOS 6 is expected to be unveiled at Apple’s WWDC in June, so we’ll find out for sure then!

 

Google Maps for Android updated to version 6.7; includes indoor walking directions and Google Offers

Google just pushed out a nice update to Google Maps on Android, bringing it to version 6.7.  Some of the new features include:

Google Offers

You can find special deals near you from Google Offers.  Here’s how it works in the new Maps app:

Indoor Walking Directions

Indoor maps have been around for a few months now, but Google Maps wouldn’t direct you through the store.  Now it will!

Google Business Photos

You can explore 3D panoramas inside of select businesses, giving you an easy way to see what the store looks like.

Go grab the update now from Google Play!

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A social network in Street View

We’ve seen attempts at building a social network inside of Google Earth, such as YoubeQ, and now we have one that’s built entirely in Google Street View.

Wallit allows you to create a virtual “wall” anywhere on earth that you’d like, which others can then come write on.

The twist is that you need to be physically near the wall in order to write on it, which means you need the iPhone application in order to make much use of it.  You can browse walls on their website, but can only interact with them if you’re mobile.  Other mobile applications are coming “soon”, for what that’s worth.

You can learn more at wallitapp.com.

(via Google Maps Mania / Street View Funny)