Street View: New App Brings Street View Back to Maps App!

[] Seefeld, Germany – In the old iOS 5.0, everything was in order. There was the Maps app with Google Street View built-in. Then came the updated, new version of Maps designed by Apple. It all seems great until you realize that street view is gone! Many users are missing this handy feature… that is until FutureTap (Where To?) brought it back. The new app, Street View integrates with Apple Maps and allows it to easily display the widely popular street view panoramas.

Feature Highlights:
* Launched directly from the Maps app
* Displays Street View panoramas in worldwide locations
* Searches cities, addresses or contacts
* Selection of 300 gallery panoramas
* Supports indoor panoramas with multiple levels
* Corner mini map displays current position, viewing angle and field of view
* Integration with the location finder, Where To?

In iOS 6.0 Apple ditched the beloved Google Maps app and replaced it with an in-house work in progress. One big user concern: the street view feature is missing. First-person street perspectives of homes, businesses and streetscapes are important to users. Travelers, for example, can use Street View to check out neighborhoods before booking hotel rooms or other reservations. Many sightseeing spots are even covered with special gallery panoramas.

iPhone and iPad users demanded the return of street view to their beloved devices.

Street View by FutureTap: the app that brings street view back! The German company FutureTap, known for its high quality location finder, Where To?, is proud to introduce the all new app, Street View. The app allows the user to feel right at home, using a street view implementation that stays true to the original iOS 5 Maps app.

The best surprise is that Street View can be launched directly from the iOS 6 Maps app. It is supported like any other 3rd party app. By tapping the bus icon in the Maps app the user can see what lies ahead.

Ortwin Gentz, FutureTap CEO states, “Now all iPhone and iPad users can launch Street View for any place, view the panorama and return to the Maps app with a single tap.”

Street View integrates seamlessly with FutureTap’s Where To? app, and also can be used on its own.

Street View has more than 300 gallery panoramas. After it’s launched, Street View displays the map of the current location. Dropping a pin or searching for a city, address or address book contact is seamless. Both satellite and hybrid map modes are supported.

If available for the selected location the user can jump to street view and navigate through the panorama. The mini map in the corner always displays the current position, viewing angle and field of view.

The app is preloaded with more than 300 worldwide gallery panoramas. It showcases museums, ski resorts, theme parks and even underwater destinations. The indoor panoramas, such as museums, reach over their impressive multiple floor levels. All recent searches and the selected map type are automatically synced between the user’s devices via iCloud.

Language Support:
English, French, German

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 2.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Street View 1.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.Street View
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Based in Seefeld, Germany. FutureTap was founded in 2008 by Ortwin Gentz with the mission to create innovative and easy-to-use apps that fully leverage the iPhone user interface concept. FutureTap is known for “Where To?”, the leading points of interest finder app, acquired from tap tap tap. Copyright (C) 2008-2013 FutureTap. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Ortwin Gentz
+49 8152 993944
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