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Google Earth
Google Earth Icon
Google Earth icon (Android)

Developer

Google

Platforms

iOS ≥4.3
Android ≥2

Current Version

7.0.0 (iOS)
7.0.0.7386 (Android)

Size

22.3 MB (iOS)
8.6 MB (Android)

Genre

Travel, Utilities

Maturity Rating

4+ (iOS)
Low maturity (Android)

Customer Ratings

4.5-star

Google Earth is a virtual 3D globe of the Earth that allows the user to explore different locations and terrain around the world. Originally designed for desktop and laptop computers, Google Earth was created for mobile phones when they first entered the market.

UseEdit

Google Earth employs a simple user interface in iOS devices. Navigate the map by swiping your finger in a certain direction. To zoom in or out pinch or expand your fingers. By using two fingers at the same time in synchronization, you can look up or down to view terrain.

The top left button lets you search for locations across the world. Click the compass on the top right corner of the interface to re-align in a north-south viewing position. Click the bottom left button to allow Google Earth to navigate to your current position (if allowed). Finally, the bottom right button will allow you to change your settings and view help.

On Android devices usability is just as easy as in iOS, except the user interface is slightly different. However, navigating the globe is the same as in iOS. The magnifying glass button on the top of the screen will help you search for locations. The next button to the right, the "stack of papers", will allow you to switch between globe overlays. The last button on the top-right will allow you to enable traffic. Click the compass to re-align.

In Google Earth you can view 3-D buildings, places, borders, businesses, Panoramio pictures, Wikipedia articles, and more. You can always change these settings in the appropriate settings menu on the application.