Yet this makes it new again – I found myself laughing like a child as I slowed down my typing, watching my screen be transported to a completely new location with each keystroke. It made me appreciate anew the technology at work, while also appreciating the daftness of it all, jumping around the world en route to my destination as if propelled by some sort of Douglas Adams-style teleporter.
1. Submit search query
2. Review results list
3. Repeat 1-2 in case user did not find their intended target
4a. Drag the street view marker onto the map OR
4b+5. Click “more” from the results list, then Street view
Instant Google Street View reduces this to just one easy step, and makes it much more fun along the way.
I think the benefit of this is similar to the benefit of Google’s instant search results - making the UX fast, efficient, and fun to discover what you’re looking for. The creator of this should definite consider expanding this to also include street view and satellite view (surprised Google hasn’t done this already).
And I wouldn’t be surprised if he got a call from Google soon for an interview… either for a job offer or a acqui-hire.
Cheers, nicely done.
Either way, that's a very keen observation, there's quite a few steps to go from an address to a streetview in the current form of Google Maps and this app does solve that.
I can use this for work and it removes some friction from my workflow.
Thanks for sharing!