Google has announced a standalone Street View app, outside of Google Maps, which now allows you to both explore and capture 360-degree views of your favorite places. Previously, Street View was a part of Google Maps, but this new release brings it out on its own. With the app, you will now be able to:

  • Explore: In one gallery, you can explore Street View collections and content from Google Maps alongside photo spheres contributed from people around the globe.
  • Contribute: Now you can publish photo spheres of your favorite places from around the world (or around the block!) to Google Maps instantly.

You will be able to shoot photo spheres directly from your Android phone, or with other spherical cameras like the Ricoh Theta S or NCTech iris360. The Street View app is now available in Google Play to download.

Source: Google