Google's Street View App Allows Users to Capture 360-Degree Photos
Last month, Google released a major update for one of its recently-released apps, Street View. In essence, the new update now makes the app a lot more interactive by enabling users to browse and contribute to it by taking 360-degree photos with their smartphones.
If this all sounds a fair bit familiar, it's because Street View is actually a rebranded version of an older smart photography app called Photo Sphere Camera. Like its predecessor, the new Street View app has the ability to create panoramic photos, and then share them on Google Maps, giving others a chance to see what the environment around a specific area would look like.
That being said, you can still choose to either keep your 360-degree pictures private if you don't want to share them to Google Maps. Even if you do share the images, Google will still have to vet them in order to ensure that the picture are of actual places, and
You can now take 360-degree pictures with Google's Street View app.
not just some individual's attempt in trying to get pictures of themselves posted all over Google Maps.
At the time of writing, all these 360-degree photos can only be seen via the Street View app, but there's a good chance that Google may just open up the idea to other developers, so that they too may try to implement it into their own future endeavors.