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Google Street View gets its own app

Over the past couple of years, I’ve enjoyed taking spherical photos using an app from Google. When I say spherical photos, I mean that they’re totally immersive — with a few swipes, you can see up and down, side to side, and even zoom in if you want. Those photos were uploaded to Street View, and have been remarkably popular — my 22 photo spheres have almost 74,000 views so far. Now Google has changed the name of the free app to Street View and turned it into a fun way to view photo spheres, take your own, and if a Street View vehicle has been driving around the area, even take a “tour”. 

  • Within the first two months of its iOS 9 beta release in July 2015, the number for iOS 9 enrollments jumped to approximately 40,000 students on Udemy  – about 8x more enrollments than the iOS 8 release received in the same time period last year  (~5,000)
  • The data is all the more surprising given Android has grabbed 80% of the smartphone market share.

“Apple continues to be enormously compelling for the developer community,” says Udemy CEO Dennis Yang. “Udemy has seen ten times higher enrollment in Udemy’s iOS 9 development courses than in iOS 8 courses during the first month of their respective releases.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.