Skift Take

Google must have a mighty big ego right now as users continue to go out of their way to use its web app over Apple’s native iOS app while also proving that product quality outweighs platform.

Google has yet to publish a native Google Maps app for Apple’s iOS devices (although we hear it’s coming soon), but in the meantime it continues to beef up the experience on its iOS-focused web app, today adding its popular Street View functionality, for  users to see actual images of a location or a route. Google itself has yet to announce anything official.

Google "Street" View?

Street View debuts on Google’s mobile web app of iPads and iPhones today. Photo by Meg Stewart.

What may have looked like a big loss for Google, at least in the short term, it is a win, with people turning to its product on the web to replicate the old experience, and now associating Google Maps with reliability and…usable functionality.

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Tags: google, ios, iphone, maps

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