That’s the curious thing about Google Street View. You can put yourself anywhere in the world and yet most of the time, the first place you’ll check out is your own street. Since Google launched its Photosphere app, this fascination has taken on a whole new dimension. Users have been taking their own 360-degree photos and sharing them via Google Maps and Street View.
Google’s taken notice and has now released a dedicated Street View app for iOS and Android which allows users to create and share photo spheres. Which means, at some point, it may be possible for anyone to stand, virtually speaking, just about anywhere.
At the same time, Google is working with Ricoh to create a new 360-degree camera that makes the business of capturing a photo sphere into a simple one-click process. All this promises to give you a whole new perspective on your neighbourhood. Then again, you could simply go there…