Want to take a virtual tour of Stonehenge? How about downtown Chicago? Or your very own town? It’s now possible thanks to Google’s Street View app [Android|iOS] and Google Cardboard.

To get started, just fire up the Street View app on your phone, then browse the gallery, search for a location, or tap the my-location icon to zoom into your neck of the woods. From there you just tap any destination to launch its street view.

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Google has released a standalone Street View app, updating the version on Android and bringing the app to iOS for the first time.

The new app brings Google’s Street View offerings into line across both iOS and Android.

In the two apps, users can flick through Street View ‘collections’ as well as user-created photo spheres that are displayed in cards at the bottom of the screen. Collections are grouped into themes such as Animals and Wildlife, Oceans, or particular countries. Selecting a collection displays where they’re located on Google Maps in the top half of the display.

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With the launch of Google My Business, small business owners, social media managers, and marketers alike are benefiting from Google’s integration of all of their business tools into one platform. While the functionality of the applications for businesses using Google hasn’t changed, the added value comes from easy, one-step access to analytics, profiles, listings, and reviews. In addition to giving you access to all the relevant information you want to know about how your business is performing online, My Business also brings with it the launch of Google Business View – a brand new tool for every marketer’s social media repository.

At it’s most simplistic Business View is Street View for the inside your business. With Business View you can invite your customers to take a Google Virtual Tour of your business on Google Search, Google Maps, and even Google+.

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We recently added the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Views on Google Maps. This stirring memorial was built in memory of the Jewish culture and individuals destroyed by the Holocaust. It was designed by Kenneth Treister and opened February 4, 1990.

View this powerful memorial here.

UPDATE: Views for Google Maps is now available via the Google Street View app [Android|iOS].

We recently added Plymouth Congregational Church to Views for Google Maps. This picturesque church is located in Coconut Grove, Miami and was built by a single man using only a hatchet, a trowel, a plumb line, and a T-square. It was modeled after the old Spanish missions of Mexico and was completed in 1917.

Tour this historic church here.

UPDATE: Views for Google Maps is now available via the Google Street View app [Android|iOS].


Blast Off!

Announcing the launch of SoFla360 – South Florida’s Virtual Tour Specialists. Our team aims to help businesses promote their products, services and ideas with cutting-edge imagery and advanced multimedia. Services include 360° panoramic photography, aerial, time-lapse, and standard HD video, motion graphics, design, and web.

Bill Fant, the founder of SoFla360, is a Google Trusted Photographer and has over 18 years of panoramic photography experience. Bill also has extensive knowledge in graphic design, art direction, motion graphics, video editing, web development, and still photography. Bill, along with other like-minded creative professionals, can deliver quality visuals that will boost your business past the competition.

SoFla360 services Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, the Florida Keys, in between and far beyond. Find out more by exploring SoFla360.com today.

We recently took a trip north up the coast to shoot the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa for Google Business View for Hotels. This luxurious hotel on the beach is certainly worth a visit.

View highlights here or experience the full tour on Google Maps™ here.

We recently completed a shoot of the Epic Hotel for Google Business View for Hotels. Located in downtown Miami, this upscale, contemporary hi-rise is truly ‘epic’.

View highlights here or experience the full tour on Google Maps™ here.

Hotels are partnering with Google to change the way travelers can view hotels even before they walk through the front entrance.

Google Business Photos are 360-degree tours powered by Google Street View technology. Many businesses have used the technology since Google introduced it in 2010, but a growing number of hotel companies are now adopting it.

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