Apart from collecting all our personal information to make us live a real-life version of 1984, Google has also done quite a few cool things. One of them has to do with their maps. They haven't had enough with mapping the whole world for Google Maps but they've also taken street view photos and connected them to their own tool. In other words, they allowed us to search for any location on a map and explore it as if we were there but from the home screen of our device (smartphone, tablet or PC). We're obviously talking about Google Street View
Street View's app for Android
And this is the standalone app that has nothing to do with Maps, so that we can download it and use it without Google's mapping application. Thanks to the latter, we can explore from our Android all the locations that Google's employees have been able to take photos of such as streets of cities and villages, roads, mountain tops, archaeological sites, stadiums, shops... in other words, we can satisfy our curiosity in terms of knowing what the streets look like in Hong Kong without having to look for images that we don't really know where they've come from or spending thousands of dollars on a plane ticket.
Google Street View is definitely the best application to do sight-seeing but without its cons such as having to physically go to those places, spend money and put up with other tourists. It comes along with the following features:
- Explore villages and cities, universal monuments, natural wonders, inside public places and shops...
- Create 360 degree photos with your phone or with a Street View Ready camera and share them on the app.
- Possibility to become a trusted photographer.
- Receive suggestions about what to visit in each place of the world.
Downloading the APK of Street View is the best thing you can do to satisfy your geographical curiosity. Don't wait any longer.