Keeping up with your daily news about Apple: we are happy to announce that a quick merge with Google brought up something new and good on the market. It’s called Google Earth 3D and it’s in on the market available for iPad and iPhone.
The app has been available for Android users since late June. So it’s better late than never. Google Earth 3D was made available for iDevices on Thursday. Unfortunately, not all the devices developed by Apple are able to use this app, but if you have an iPad 2, an iPhone 4S or the latest iPod touch, you are one of the lucky users that can travel across more than a dozen of cities.
Currently, there are only 13 cities in Google Earth 3D imagery than iPad and iPhone users can navigate. But Apple declared they are adding more and more all the time. The growing list of 3-D cities features Boulder, Boston, Charlotte, Lawrence (Kan.), Long Beach (Ca.), Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.), San Diego, Santa Cruz, Tampa, Tucson, and the San Francisco Bay Area (including the Peninsula and East Bay) as well as Rome, Italy reads Apple’s statement.
“We’ll keep building and releasing 3D imagery for new locations as fast as we can and by the end of the year we aim to have coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people”, added Apple developers.
Similar to the Google Streets service, but this time instead of a car, using a charter plane, they managed to photograph great objectives and cities creating one of the greatest maps of our days. The downside is that they still have some bugs and unsynchronized images, like when watching the Golden Gate for example you will be able to see its twin brother. Plus they’re not ready yet with a program for desktops.
They are compensating though among the users of iOS 4.2 and newer, with a tour guide feature. It indicates great visiting spots around the planet with additional info from Wikipedia. Just choose your location and with the magic of internet, the new Google 3D will fly you there in no time.