Google Earth For the iPhone

You guessed it. Google's developers have been very busy, because they just released Google Earth for the iPhone. That remarkable program that we have all spent hours using, is just a touch away. This version of Google Earth is as ever bit impressive as the desktop application. You can view the Grand Canyon, Great Wall of China, Area 51... whatever you want.

Pros

The multi-touch interface makes this program very easy to use and navigate around. It has all the same wonderful satellite and aerial imagery as the desktop version. Leave it to Google to integrate the browser into this app which allows you to directly link to Wikipedia related articles and photos from Panoramio. Plus you can seamlessly jump from the browser back to Google Earth. It also can adjust to the terrain.

Cons

A setback with the tilt function built into Google Earth, is if you hand it to someone it will tilt and move the focus which is definitely a pain. On a positive note, you can turn the auto-tilt feature off under the settings option. Each time you start the program it will zoom in to the last place you looked at, which wastes unnecessary time. The current version does not have the ability to show street names. It looses functionality points with us on this part.

Outcome

This is probably one of the better Apps we've seen in a while. It really shows of the processing power and graphic ability of the iPhone. Google Earth's iPhone App, is a definite winner in our book.

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